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The GALATEA test-facility for High Purity Germanium Detectors  

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GALATEA is a test facility designed to investigate bulk and surface effects in high purity germanium detectors. A vacuum tank houses an infrared screened volume with a cooled detector inside. A system of three stages allows an almost complete scan of the detector. The main feature of GALATEA is that there is no material between source and detector. This allows the usage of alpha and beta sources as well as of a laser beam to study surface effects. A 19-fold segmented true-coaxial germanium detector was used for commissioning.

Abt, I; Doenmez, B; Garbini, L; Irlbeck, S; Majorovits, B; Palermo, M; Schulz, O; Seitz, H; Stelzer, F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Purity Germanium Detectors at LBNL | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Purity Germanium Detectors at LBNL Purity Germanium Detectors at LBNL Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Spinoff Applications Spinoff Archives SBIR/STTR Applications of Nuclear Science and Technology Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Spinoff Archives High Purity Germanium Detectors at LBNL Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Application/instrumentation: Highly Segmented Hyper-Pure Germanium Detectors Developed at: LBNL, LLNL Developed in: 1998-current Result of NP research: Gamma Ray Energy Tracking Array project and Majorana double beta decay

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Operation of a high purity germanium crystal in liquid argon as a Compton suppressed radiation spectrometer  

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A high purity germanium crystal was operated in liquid argon as a Compton suppressed radiation spectrometer. Spectroscopic quality resolution of less than 1% of the full-width half maximum of full energy deposition peaks was demonstrated. The construction of the small apparatus used to obtain these results is reported. The design concept is to use the liquid argon bath to both cool the germanium crystal to operating temperatures and act as a scintillating veto. The scintillation light from the liquid argon can veto cosmic-rays, external primordial radiation, and gamma radiation that does not fully deposit within the germanium crystal. This technique was investigated for its potential impact on ultra-low background gamma-ray spectroscopy. This work is based on a concept initially developed for future germanium-based neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments.

John L. Orrell; Craig E. Aalseth; John F. Amsbaugh; Peter J. Doe; Todd W. Hossbach

2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDROGEN CONCENTRATION AND DISTRIBUTION IN HIGH-PURITY GERMANIUM CRYSTALS  

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bubble. Evidence to resolve the structure of the pits can be obtained from the high temperature stability

Hansen, W.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Purity Germanium Spectroscopy at Rates in Excess of 10^{6} Events/s  

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Abstract—In gamma spectroscopy, a compromise must be made between energy resolution and event-rate capability. Some foreseen nuclear material safeguards applications require a spectrometer with energy resolution typical of high purity germanium (HPGe) detectors, operated at rates up to and exceeding 106 events per second. We report the performance of an HPGe spectrometer adapted to run at such rates. Our system consists of a commercial semi-coaxial HPGe detector, a modified high-voltagerail, resistive-feedback, charge-sensitive preamplifier and a continuous waveform digitizer. Digitized waveforms are analyzed offline with a novel time-variant trapezoidal filter algorithm. Several time-invariant trapezoidal filters are run in parallel and the slowest one not rejected by instantaneous pileup conditions is used to measure each pulse height. We have attained full-widthat- half-maximum energy resolution of less than 8 keV measured at 662 keV with 1:08*106 per second incoming event rate and 38% throughput. An additional constraint on the width of the fast trigger filter removes a significant amount of edge pileup that passes the first pileup cut, reducing throughput to 26%. While better resolution has been reported by other authors, our throughput is over an order of magnitude higher than any other reported HPGe system operated at such an event rate.

VanDevender, Brent A.; Dion, Michael P.; Fast, James E.; Rodriguez, Douglas C.; Taubman, Matthew S.; Wilen, Christopher D.; Wood, Lynn S.; Wright, Michael E.

2014-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Search of Axions from a Nuclear Power Reactor with a High-Purity Germanium Detector  

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A search of axions produced in nuclear transitions was performed at the Kuo-Sheng Nuclear Power Station with a high-purity germanium detector of mass 1.06 kg at a distance of 28 m from the 2.9 GW reactor core. The expected experimental signatures were mono-energetic lines produced by their Primakoff or Compton conversions at the detector. Based on 459.0/96.3 days of Reactor ON/OFF data, no evidence of axion emissions were observed and constraints on the couplings $\\gagg$ and $\\gaee$ versus axion mass $m_a$ within the framework of invisible axion models were placed. The KSVZ and DFSZ models can be excluded for 10^4 eV < m_a < 10^6 ~eV. Model-independent constraints on \\gagg \\gv1 < 7.7 X 10^{-9} GeV^{-2} for m_{a} < 10^5 eV and \\gaee \\gv1 < 1.3 X 10^{-10} for m_{a} < 10^6 eV at 90% confidence level were derived. This experimental approach provides a unique probe for axion mass at the keV--MeV range not accessible to the other techniques.

H. M. Chang; TEXONO Collaboration

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Signals Originating near the Lithium-Diffused N+ Contact of High Purity Germanium P-Type Point Contact Detectors  

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A study of signals originating near the lithium-diffused n+ contact of p-type point contact (PPC) high purity germanium detectors (HPGe) is presented. The transition region between the active germanium and the fully dead layer of the n+ contact is examined. Energy depositions in this transition region are shown to result in partial charge collection. This provides a mechanism for events with a well defined energy to contribute to the continuum of the energy spectrum at lower energies. A novel technique to quantify the contribution from this source of background is introduced. Experiments that operate germanium detectors with a very low energy threshold may benefit from the methods presented herein.

Aguayo, E. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Amman, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Avignone, F. T. [University of South Carolina/ORNL; Barabash, A.S. [Institute of Theoretical & Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia; Barton, P. J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Beene, James R [ORNL; Bertrand Jr, Fred E [ORNL; Boswell, M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Brudanin, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Busch, M. [Duke University; Chan, Y-D [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Christofferson, C. D. [South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD; Collar, Juan I. [University of Chicago; Combs, D. C. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Cooper, Reynold J [ORNL; Detwiler, J.A. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Doe, P. J. [University of Washington; Efremenko, Yuri [University of Tennessee (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Egorov, V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Ejiri, H. [Osaka University; Elliott, S. R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Esterline, J. [Duke University; Fast, J.E. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Fields, N. [University of Chicago; Finnerty, P. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Fraenkle, F. M. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Galindo-Uribarri, Alfredo {nmn} [ORNL; Gehman, V. M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Giovanetti, G. K. [Univ, of North Carolina & Triangle Universities Nucl. Lab - Durham, NC; Green, M. P. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Guiseppe, V.E. [University of South Dakota; Gusey, K. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Hallin, A. L. [University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Hazama, R. [Osaka University; Henning, R. [Univ, of North Carolina & Triangle Universities Nucl. Lab - Durham, NC; Hoppe, E.W. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Horton, M. [South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD; Howard, S. [South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Howe, M. A. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Johnson, R. A. [University of Washington, Seattle; Keeter, K.J. [Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD; Kidd, M. F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Knecht, A. [University of Washington, Seattle; Kochetov, O. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; Konovalov, S.I. [Institute of Theoretical & Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia; Kouzes, R. T. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); LaFerriere, B. D. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Leon, J. [University of Washington, Seattle; Leviner, L. E. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Loach, J.C. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Looker, Q. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Luke, P.N. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); MacMullin, S. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Marino, M. G. [University of Washington, Seattle; Martin, R.D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Merriman, J. H. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Miller, M. L. [University of Washington, Seattle; Mizouni, L. [PPNL/Univ. of South Carolina; Nomachi, M. [Osaka University; Orrell, John L. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Overman, N. R. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Perumpilly, G. [University of South Dakota; Phillips II, D. G. [University of North Carolina / Triangle Universities Nuclear Lababoratory, Durham; Poon, A.W.P. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); et al.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse shapes from electron and photon induced events in segmented high-purity germanium detectors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Experiments built to search for neutrinoless double beta-decay are limited in their sensitivity not only by the exposure but also by the amount of background encountered. Radioactive isotopes in the surrounding of the detectors which emit gamma-radiation are expected to be a significant source of background in the GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA. Methods to select electron induced events and discriminate against photon induced events inside a germanium detector are presented in this paper. The methods are based on the analysis of the time structure of the detector response. Data were taken with a segmented GERDA prototype detector. It is shown that the analysis of the time response of the detector can be used to distinguish multiply scattered photons from electrons.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Search of Neutrino Magnetic Moments with a High-Purity Germanium Detector at the Kuo-Sheng Nuclear Power Station  

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A search of neutrino magnetic moments was carried out at the Kuo-Sheng Nuclear Power Station at a distance of 28 m from the 2.9 GW reactor core. With a high purity germanium detector of mass 1.06 kg surrounded by scintillating NaI(Tl) and CsI(Tl) crystals as anti-Compton detectors, a detection threshold of 5 keV and a background level of 1 $\\cpd$ near threshold were achieved. Details of the reactor neutrino source, experimental hardware, background understanding and analysis methods are presented. Based on 570.7 and 127.8 days of Reactor ON and OFF data, respectively, at an average Reactor ON electron anti-neutrino flux of $\\rm{6.4 \\times 10^{12} cm^{-2} s^{-1}}$, the limit on the neutrino magnetic moments of $\\rm{\\munuebar < 7.4 \\times 10^{-11} \\mub}$ at 90% confidence level was derived. Indirect bounds on the $\

H. T. Wong; TEXONO Collaboration

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Damage in Mechanically-Cooled High-Purity Germanium Detectors for Field-Portable Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) Systems  

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Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation (PGNAA) systems require the use of a gamma-ray spectrometer to record the gamma-ray spectrum of an object under test and allow the determination of the object’s composition. Field-portable systems, such as Idaho National Laboratory’s PINS system, have used standard liquid-nitrogen-cooled high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors to perform this function. These detectors have performed very well in the past, but the requirement of liquid-nitrogen cooling limits their use to areas where liquid nitrogen is readily available or produced on-site. Also, having a relatively large volume of liquid nitrogen close to the detector can impact some assessments, possibly leading to a false detection of explosives or other nitrogen-containing chemical. Use of a mechanically-cooled HPGe detector is therefore very attractive for PGNAA applications where nitrogen detection is critical or where liquid-nitrogen logistics are problematic. Mechanically-cooled HPGe detectors constructed from p-type germanium, such as Ortec’s trans-SPEC, have been commercially available for several years. In order to assess whether these detectors would be suitable for use in a fielded PGNAA system, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has been performing a number of tests of the resistance of mechanically-cooled HPGe detectors to neutron damage. These detectors have been standard commercially-available p-type HPGe detectors as well as prototype n-type HPGe detectors. These tests compare the performance of these different detector types as a function of crystal temperature and incident neutron fluence on the crystal.

E.H. Seabury; C.J. Wharton; A.J. Caffrey; J.B. McCabe; C. DeW. Van Siclen

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra High-Rate Germanium (UHRGe) Modeling Status Report  

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The Ultra-High Rate Germanium (UHRGe) project at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is conducting research to develop a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector that can provide both the high resolution typical of germanium and high signal throughput. Such detectors may be beneficial for a variety of potential applications ranging from safeguards measurements of used fuel to material detection and verification using active interrogation techniques. This report describes some of the initial radiation transport modeling efforts that have been conducted to help guide the design of the detector as well as a description of the process used to generate the source spectrum for the used fuel application evaluation.

Warren, Glen A.; Rodriguez, Douglas C.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for preparing high purity vanadium  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for preparing high purity vanadium having a low silicon content has been developed. Vanadium pentoxide is reduced with a stoichiometric, or slightly deficient amount of aluminum to produce a vanadium-aluminum alloy containing an excess of oxygen. Silicon is removed by electron-beam melting the alloy under oxidizing conditions to promote the formation of SiO which is volatile at elevated temperatures. Excess oxygen is removed by heating the alloy in the presence of calcium metal to form calcium oxide.

Schmidt, Frederick (Ames, IA); Carlson, O. Norman (Ames, IA)

1986-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Analog Readout and Analysis Software for the Ultra-High Rate Germanium (UHRGe) Project  

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High-resolution high-purity germanium (HPGe) spectrometers are needed for Safeguards applications such as spent fuel assay and uranium hexafluoride cylinder verification. In addition, these spectrometers would be applicable to other high-rate applications such as non-destructive assay of nuclear materials using nuclear resonance fluorescence. Count-rate limitations of today's HPGe technologies, however, lead to concessions in their use and reduction in their efficacy. Large-volume, very high-rate HPGe spectrometers are needed to enable a new generation of nondestructive assay systems. The Ultra-High Rate Germanium (UHRGe) project is developing HPGe spectrometer systems capable of operating at unprecedented rates, 10 to 100 times those available today. This report documents current status of developments in the analog electronics and analysis software.

Fast, James E.; Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Evans, Allan T.; VanDevender, Brent A.; Rodriguez, Douglas C.; Wood, Lynn S.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen in high purity magnesium  

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DETERMINATION OF CARBON, NITROGEN, AND OXYGEN IN HIGH PURITY MAGNESIUM A Thesis by NEIL GERARD ROCHE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8cM University in partial i'ulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1981 Major Subject: Chemistry DETERMINATION OF CARBON, NITROGEN, AND OXYGEN IN HIGH PURITY MAGNESIUM A Thesis by NEIL GERARD ROCHE Approved as to style and content by: E. A. Schweikert (Chairman of Committee) G. J. Bastiaans (Member) L...

Roche, Neil Gerard

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Low cost routes to high purity silicon and derivatives thereof  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is directed to a method for providing an agricultural waste product having amorphous silica, carbon, and impurities; extracting from the agricultural waste product an amount of the impurities; changing the ratio of carbon to silica; and reducing the silica to a high purity silicon (e.g., to photovoltaic silicon).

Laine, Richard M; Krug, David James; Marchal, Julien Claudius; Mccolm, Andrew Stewart

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic...  

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The efficiency of polymerorganic photovoltaic cells hinges on excitons-electronhole pairs...

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HIGH QUALITY GERMANIUM PHOTODIODES ON SILICON SUBSTRATES USING AN INTERMEDIATE CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING STEP  

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HIGH QUALITY GERMANIUM PHOTODIODES ON SILICON SUBSTRATES USING AN INTERMEDIATE CHEMICAL MECHANICAL, MA 02139. ABSTRACT Germanium (Ge) photodiodes are capable of high quantum yields and can operate quality Ge/Si can be used to integrate GaAs/Ge solar cells, light emitting devices, and Ge photodiodes

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THE MELTING OF HIGH PURITY URANIUM | OSTI, US Dept of Energy...  

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OF HIGH PURITY URANIUM Re-direct Destination: Temp Data Fields Blumenthal, B. Temp Data Storage 3: Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill. Short URL for this Page http:t.osti.gov3rL...

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High-efficiency spectral purity filter for EUV lithography  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An asymmetric-cut multilayer diffracts EUV light. A multilayer cut at an angle has the same properties as a blazed grating, and has been demonstrated to have near-perfect performance. Instead of having to nano-fabricate a grating structure with imperfections no greater than several tens of nanometers, a thick multilayer is grown on a substrate and then cut at an inclined angle using coarse and inexpensive methods. Effective grating periods can be produced this way that are 10 to 100 times smaller than those produced today, and the diffraction efficiency of these asymmetric multilayers is higher than conventional gratings. Besides their ease of manufacture, the use of an asymmetric multilayer as a spectral purity filter does not require that the design of an EUV optical system be modified in any way, unlike the proposed use of blazed gratings for such systems.

Chapman, Henry N. (Livermore, CA)

2006-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, fabrication, and characterization of germanium MOSFETs with high-k gate dielectric stacks based on the nitride interfacial layers  

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To improve source injection velocity, and consequently MOSFET performance, high mobility semiconductors are being explored as possible replacements for silicon. Germanium offers enhanced electron mobility and superior hole ...

Ritenour, Andrew P. (Andrew Paul), 1974-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Purity Germanium Detectors at LBNL | U.S. DOE Office of...  

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Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26Germantown Building 1000 Independence...

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The Next Generation Safeguards Initiative s High-Purity Uranium-233 Preservation Effort  

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High-purity 233U serves as a crucial reference material for accurately quantifying and characterizing uranium. The most accurate analytical results which can be obtained only with high-purity 233U certified reference material (CRM) are required when used to confirm compliance with international safeguards obligations and international nonproliferation agreements. The U.S. supply of 233U CRM is almost depleted, and existing domestic stocks of this synthetic isotope are scheduled to be down-blended for disposition with depleted uranium beginning in 2015. Down blending batches of high-purity 233U will permanently eliminate the value of this material as a CRM. Furthermore, no replacement 233U stocks are expected to be produced in the future due to a lack of operating production capability and the high cost of replacing such capability. Therefore, preserving select batches of high-purity 233U is of great value and will assist in retaining current analytical capabilities for uranium-bearing samples. Any organization placing a priority on accurate results of uranium analyses, or on the confirmation of trace uranium in environmental samples, has a vested interest in preserving this material. This paper describes the need for high-purity 233U, the consequences organizations and agencies face if this material is not preserved, and the progress and future plans for preserving select batches of the purest 233U materials from disposition. This work is supported by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative, Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Krichinsky, Alan M [ORNL] [ORNL; Bostick, Debra A [ORNL] [ORNL; Giaquinto, Joseph [ORNL] [ORNL; Bayne, Charles [Hazelwood Services and Manufacturing] [Hazelwood Services and Manufacturing; Goldberg, Dr. Steven A. [DOE SC - Chicago Office] [DOE SC - Chicago Office; Humphrey, Dr. Marc [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA] [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA; Hutcheon, Dr. Ian D. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Sobolev, Taissa [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA] [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrochemical polarization measurement on 304 SS in high temperature, high purity water  

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The polarization behavior of the redox reactions of hydrogen (H{sub 2}), oxygen (O{sub 2}), and hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) on 304 stainless steel (SS) in high temperature, high purity water was studied in order to determine the electrochemical kinetic constants, such as Tafel slopes, exchange currents, orders of reaction and other parameters. These values are necessary to develop the electrochemical corrosion potential (ECP) predictive model for boiling water reactors (BWRs), which is used to monitor the intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC) susceptibility of sensitized austenitic SS.

Kim, Y.J.; Niedrach, L.W. [General Electric Corp., Schenectady, NY (United States). Corporate Research and Development Center

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active noise canceling system for mechanically cooled germanium radiation detectors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A microphonics noise cancellation system and method for improving the energy resolution for mechanically cooled high-purity Germanium (HPGe) detector systems. A classical adaptive noise canceling digital processing system using an adaptive predictor is used in an MCA to attenuate the microphonics noise source making the system more deployable.

Nelson, Karl Einar; Burks, Morgan T

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE CHARACTER OF DISLOCATIONS IN HIGH-PURITY ALUMINUM  

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reserved. Keywords: Transmission electron microscopy (TEM); Aluminum; Hydrogen embrittlement; Dislocation to hydrogen embrittlement. From observations of slip lines on surfaces, it has been reported that soluteHYDROGEN EFFECTS ON THE CHARACTER OF DISLOCATIONS IN HIGH-PURITY ALUMINUM P. J. FERREIRA{, I. M

Ferreira, Paulo J.

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HIGH PURITY FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS BY SOL-GEL PROCESS FOR MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS  

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is dissolved in methanol at a concentration of 0.1 M. Titanium isopropoxide, Ti(C3H7O4), is then added is produced at room temperature and in dry nitrogen atmosphere. BTO powders can be obtained by calcining approach of producing BTO and BST ferroelectric materials presents several advantages, such as high purity

De Flaviis, Franco

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High Strain-Rate Response of High Purity Aluminum at Temperatures Approaching Melt  

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High-temperature, pressure-shear plate impact experiments were conducted to investigate the rate-controlling mechanisms of the plastic response of high-purity aluminum at high strain rates (10{sup 6} s{sup -1}) and at temperatures approaching melt. Since the melting temperature of aluminum is pressure dependent, and a typical pressure-shear plate impact experiment subjects the sample to large pressures (2 GPa-7 GPa), a pressure-release type experiment was used to reduce the pressure in order to measure the shearing resistance at temperatures up to 95% of the current melting temperature. The measured shearing resistance was remarkably large (50 MPa at a shear strain of 2.5) for temperatures this near melt. Numerical simulations conducted using a version of the Nemat-Nasser/Isaacs constitutive equation, modified to model the mechanism of geometric softening, appear to capture adequately the hardening/softening behavior observed experimentally.

Grunschel, S E; Clifton, R J; Jiao, T

2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The self-propagation high-temperature synthesis (SHS) of ultrafine high purity tungsten powder from scheelite  

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High-purity tungsten was prepared by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) process from a mixture of CaO{center_dot}WO{sub 3} and Mg. The complete reduction of CaO{center_dot}WO{sub 3} required a 33{percent} excess of magnesium over the stoichiometric molar ratio Mg/CaO{center_dot}WO{sub 3} of 3:1. The MgO and CaO in the product was leached with an HCl solution. The product tungsten had a purity of 99.980{percent} which was higher than that of the reactants. The high purity results because the non tungsten reactants and products are volatilized by the high temperatures generated during the rapid exothermic SHS reaction and are dissolved during HCl leaching of the product. {copyright} {ital 1996 Materials Research Society.}

Jung, J.C.; Ko, S.G.; Won, C.W.; Cho, S.S.; Chun, B.S. [Engineering Research Center for Rapidly Solidified Materials, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar  

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The efficiency of polymer/organic photovoltaic cells hinges on excitons-electron/hole pairs energized by sunlight-getting to the interfaces of donor and acceptor domains quickly, before recombining. At the interfaces, they become free charges that must then reach device electrodes. With the discovery of mixed domains of donor and acceptor molecules, many have pictured the excitons' journey as easy (interfaces are everywhere) but the charges' journey as precarious (interfaces are everywhere). Instead, using a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy techniques, researchers have found that excitons may actually not fare so well in mixed domains but need access to pure aggregates to efficiently convert into charges. The smaller the aggregates, the better, allowing increased interfacial area and dramatic increases in device performance.

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar  

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The efficiency of polymer/organic photovoltaic cells hinges on excitons-electron/hole pairs energized by sunlight-getting to the interfaces of donor and acceptor domains quickly, before recombining. At the interfaces, they become free charges that must then reach device electrodes. With the discovery of mixed domains of donor and acceptor molecules, many have pictured the excitons' journey as easy (interfaces are everywhere) but the charges' journey as precarious (interfaces are everywhere). Instead, using a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy techniques, researchers have found that excitons may actually not fare so well in mixed domains but need access to pure aggregates to efficiently convert into charges. The smaller the aggregates, the better, allowing increased interfacial area and dramatic increases in device performance.

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar  

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print The efficiency of polymer/organic photovoltaic cells hinges on excitons-electron/hole pairs energized by sunlight-getting to the interfaces of donor and acceptor domains quickly, before recombining. At the interfaces, they become free charges that must then reach device electrodes. With the discovery of mixed domains of donor and acceptor molecules, many have pictured the excitons' journey as easy (interfaces are everywhere) but the charges' journey as precarious (interfaces are everywhere). Instead, using a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy techniques, researchers have found that excitons may actually not fare so well in mixed domains but need access to pure aggregates to efficiently convert into charges. The smaller the aggregates, the better, allowing increased interfacial area and dramatic increases in device performance.

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High Purity Americium-241 for Fuel Cycle R&D Program  

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Previously the U.S. Department of Energy released Am-241 for various applications such as smoke detectors and Am-Be neutron sources for oil wells. At this date there is a shortage of usable, higher purity Am-241 in metal and oxide form available in the United States. Recently, the limited source of Am-241 has been from Russia with production being contracted to existing customers. The shortage has resulted in the price per gram rising dramatically over the last few years. DOE-NE currently has need for high purity Am-241 metal and oxide to fabricate fuel pellets for reactor testing in the Fuel Cycle R&D program. All the available high purity americium has been gathered from within the DOE system of laboratories. However, this is only a fraction of the projected needs of FCRD over the next 10 years. Therefore, FCR&D has proposed extraction and purification concepts to extract Am-241 from a mixed AmO2-PuO2 feedstock stored at the Savannah River Site. The most simple extraction system is based upon high temperature reduction using lanthanum metal with concurrent evaporation and condensation to produce high purity Am metal. Metallic americium has over a four order of magnitude higher vapor pressure than plutonium. Results from small-scale reduction experiments are presented. These results confirm thermodynamic predictions that at 1000 deg C metallic lanthanum reduces both PuO2 and AmO2. Faster kinetics are expected for temperatures up to about 1500 deg C.

Dr. Paul A. Lessing

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controllable fabrication of high purity Mg(OH)2 nanoneedles via direct transformation of natural brucite  

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Abstract High purity Mg(OH)2 nanoneedles with diameters of 3–5 nm and lengths of 40–60 nm were synthesized directly from natural brucite via a facile and dissolution-free route in the presence of magnesium sulfosalicylate and polyethylene glycol (PEG, MW1000). Under hydrothermal conditions, magnesium sulfosalicylate caused layered brucite to disintegrate into thin nanosheets and could transport hydroxyl groups from the nanosheets to Mg(OH)2 crystal nuclei as a “supplier”. The PEG1000 might regulate the one-dimensional morphology and improve the purity of the Mg(OH)2 nanoneedles by forming selective hydrogen bonds on the related Mg(OH)2 crystal surfaces. Since this novel approach is simple and low-cost in comparison with wet precipitation method, the process can easily be scaled up.

Xuesong Wang; Hongchang Pang; Wendan Chen; Yuan Lin; Guiling Ning

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical and mechanical studies of high purity aluminum single crystals at 4.2 K under cyclic strain  

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The objective of this research is to investigate the effects of orientation on strain hardening and resistivity degradation in high purity aluminum single crystals resulting from uniaxial cyclic strain at 4.2 K. Aluminum crystals with various...

Zou, Hong

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Total plastic strain and electrical resistivity in high purity aluminum cyclically strained at 4.2 K  

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TOTAL PLASTIC STRAIN AND ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY IN HIGH PURITY ALUMINUM CYCLICALLY STRAINED AT 4. 2 K A Thesis by JAMES TERENCE GEHAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1988 Ulajor Subject: 1VIechanical Engineering TOTAL PLASTIC STRAIN AND ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY IN HIGH PURITY ALUMINUM CYCLICALLY STRAINED AT 4. 2 K A Thesis by JAMES TERENCE GEHAN Approved...

Gehan, James Terence

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for producing high purity isoolefins and dimers thereof by dissociation of ethers  

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Alkyl tertiary butyl ether or alkyl tertiary amyl ether is dissociated by vapor phase contact with a cation acidic exchange resin at temperatures in the range of 150 to 250 F at LHSV of 0.1 to 20 to produce a stream consisting of unreacted ether, isobutene or isoamylene and an alcohol corresponding to the alkyl radical. After the alcohol is removed, the ether/isoolefin stream may be fractionated to obtain a high purity isoolefin (99+%) or the ether/isoolefin stream can be contacted in liquid phase with a cation acidic exchange resin to selectively dimerize the isoolefin in a highly exothermic reaction, followed by fractionation of the dimerization product to produce high purity diisoolefin (97+%). In the case where the alkyl is C[sub 3] to C[sub 6] and the corresponding alcohol is produced on dissociation of the ether, combined dissociation-distillation may be carried out such that isoolefin is the overhead product and alcohol the bottom. 2 figs.

Smith, L.A. Jr.; Jones, E.M. Jr.; Hearn, D.

1984-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of carbon monoxide-free hydrogen and helium from a high-purity source  

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The invention provides vacuum swing adsorption processes that produce an essentially carbon monoxide-free hydrogen or helium gas stream from, respectively, a high-purity (e.g., pipeline grade) hydrogen or helium gas stream using one or two adsorber beds. By using physical adsorbents with high heats of nitrogen adsorption, intermediate heats of carbon monoxide adsorption, and low heats of hydrogen and helium adsorption, and by using vacuum purging and high feed stream pressures (e.g., pressures of as high as around 1,000 bar), pipeline grade hydrogen or helium can purified to produce essentially carbon monoxide -free hydrogen and helium, or carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and methane-free hydrogen and helium.

Golden, Timothy Christopher (Allentown, PA); Farris, Thomas Stephen (Bethlehem, PA)

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar  

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The Importance of Domain Size The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells The Importance of Domain Size and Purity in High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Print Wednesday, 27 March 2013 00:00 The efficiency of polymer/organic photovoltaic cells hinges on excitons-electron/hole pairs energized by sunlight-getting to the interfaces of donor and acceptor domains quickly, before recombining. At the interfaces, they become free charges that must then reach device electrodes. With the discovery of mixed domains of donor and acceptor molecules, many have pictured the excitons' journey as easy (interfaces are everywhere) but the charges' journey as precarious (interfaces are everywhere). Instead, using a combination of x-ray scattering and microscopy techniques, researchers have found that excitons may actually not fare so well in mixed domains but need access to pure aggregates to efficiently convert into charges. The smaller the aggregates, the better, allowing increased interfacial area and dramatic increases in device performance.

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Surface preparation for high purity alumina ceramics enabling direct brazing in hydrogen atmospheres  

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The present invention relates to a method for preparing the surface of a high purity alumina ceramic or sapphire specimen that enables direct brazing in a hydrogen atmosphere using an active braze alloy. The present invention also relates to a method for directly brazing a high purity alumina ceramic or sapphire specimen to a ceramic or metal member using this method of surface preparation, and to articles produced by this brazing method. The presence of silicon, in the form of a SiO.sub.2 -containing surface layer, can more than double the tensile bond strength in alumina ceramic joints brazed in a hydrogen atmosphere using an active Au-16Ni-0.75 Mo-1.75V filler metal. A thin silicon coating applied by PVD processing can, after air firing, produce a semi-continuous coverage of the alumina surface with a SiO.sub.2 film. Room temperature tensile strength was found to be proportional to the fraction of air fired surface covered by silicon-containing films. Similarly, the ratio of substrate fracture versus interface separation was also related to the amount of surface silicon present prior to brazing. This process can replace the need to perform a "moly-manganese" metallization step.

Cadden, Charles H. (Danville, CA); Yang, Nancy Yuan Chi (Lafayette, CA); Hosking, Floyd M. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High purity lithium iron phosphate/carbon composites prepared by using secondary lithium source  

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Abstract Various lithium salts including lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, lithium acetate and lithium citrate were used as secondary lithium sources for the synthesis of lithium iron phosphate/carbon composites with cheap iron sources in the form of Fe and FePO4. Samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, cyclic voltammetry and constant-current charge–discharge tests. The results showed that lithium carbonate derived product generated a high purity LiFePO4 phase with high tap densities. Furthermore, satisfactory electrochemical performance with an initial discharge capacity of 146.1 mAh g? 1 at 0.5 C rate and good capacity retention of 95.2% after 50 cycles were achieved.

Jinhan Yao; Xiaohui Wang; Pinjie Zhang; Jianbo Wang; Jian Xie; Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou; Chun'An Ma; Lianbang Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing the purity of additives  

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In the preparation of high-purity additives a low-temperature treatment with “Galosha” ... . In the preparation of high-purity sulfonate additives, a preliminary removal by settling of insoluble compounds must be...

A. L. Dol'berg

1969-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of High Purity Hydrogen from Domestic Coal: Assessing the Techno-Economic Impact of Emerging Technologies  

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Production of High Purity Production of High Purity Hydrogen from Domestic Coal: Assessing the Techno-Economic Impact of Emerging Technologies August 30, 2010 DOE/NETL-2010/1432 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States (U.S.) government. Neither the U.S., nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily

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Gas and RRR distribution in high purity Niobium EB welded in Ultra-High Vacuum  

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Electron beam (EB) welding in UHV (ultra-high vacuum, 10-5 divide 10-8 mbar) is applied in the standard fabrication of high gradient niobium superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities of TESLA design. The quality of EB welding is critical for cavity performance. Experimental data of gas content (H2, O2, N2) and RRR (residual resistivity ratio) measurements in niobium (Nb) welding seams are presented. EB welding in UHV conditions allow to preserve low gas content (1 divide 3 wt. ppm hydrogen and 5 divide 7 ppm oxygen and nitrogen), essential for high values of RRR - 350 divide 400 units. Gas content redistribution in the electron beam welded and heat affected region take place in the welding process. Correlation between gas solubility parameters, RRR and thermal conductivity are presented. Mechanisms of gas solubility in EB welding process are discussed.

Anakhov, S.; Singer, X.; Singer, W.; Wen, H. [RSVPU, Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation); DESY, Hamburg (Germany); IEE CAS, Beijing (China)

2006-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Terahertz Zeeman spectroscopy of boron in germanium to high magnetic fields  

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The fundamental absorption lines of substitutional boron acceptor impurity in germanium, which lie between 1 and 3THz, now have been measured in magnetic fields to 18T, greatly extending the reach of both previous experiments (to 7T) and theory (to 10T). The Faraday configuration was employed with the magnetic field B??110?. Unexpected behavior has been observed relating to the magnetic-field-induced splitting of the ground and first two excited states (all of which are fourfold degenerate): (a) One pair of Zeeman ground states splits at only half the rate predicted with field; this behavior continues to high field. The other pair shows a rapid increase with field. (b) The two pairs of Zeeman states emerging from the first excited state initially separate with field, then, above 10T, converge, almost meeting by 18T. (c) One pair of the Zeeman states from the second excited state begins to plateau at high field; the other shows a dramatic decrease above 9T, extrapolated to become zero at around 24T. Taken together, these results suggest modification to the existing theory is required, and may have implications for quantum computation involving substitutional impurities.

R. E. M. Vickers; R. A. Lewis; P. Fisher; Y.-J. Wang

2008-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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High Purity Hydrogen Production with In-Situ Carbon Dioxide and Sulfur Capture in a Single Stage Reactor  

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Enhancement in the production of high purity hydrogen (H{sub 2}) from fuel gas, obtained from coal gasification, is limited by thermodynamics of the water gas shift (WGS) reaction. However, this constraint can be overcome by conducting the WGS in the presence of a CO{sub 2}-acceptor. The continuous removal of CO{sub 2} from the reaction mixture helps to drive the equilibrium-limited WGS reaction forward. Since calcium oxide (CaO) exhibits high CO{sub 2} capture capacity as compared to other sorbents, it is an ideal candidate for such a technique. The Calcium Looping Process (CLP) developed at The Ohio State University (OSU) utilizes the above concept to enable high purity H{sub 2} production from synthesis gas (syngas) derived from coal gasification. The CLP integrates the WGS reaction with insitu CO{sub 2}, sulfur and halide removal at high temperatures while eliminating the need for a WGS catalyst, thus reducing the overall footprint of the hydrogen production process. The CLP comprises three reactors - the carbonator, where the thermodynamic constraint of the WGS reaction is overcome by the constant removal of CO{sub 2} product and high purity H{sub 2} is produced with contaminant removal; the calciner, where the calcium sorbent is regenerated and a sequestration-ready CO{sub 2} stream is produced; and the hydrator, where the calcined sorbent is reactivated to improve its recyclability. As a part of this project, the CLP was extensively investigated by performing experiments at lab-, bench- and subpilot-scale setups. A comprehensive techno-economic analysis was also conducted to determine the feasibility of the CLP at commercial scale. This report provides a detailed account of all the results obtained during the project period.

Nihar Phalak; Shwetha Ramkumar; Daniel Connell; Zhenchao Sun; Fu-Chen Yu; Niranjani Deshpande; Robert Statnick; Liang-Shih Fan

2011-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Phonon Quasidiffusion in Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Large Germanium Detectors  

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We present results on quasidiffusion studies in large, 3 inch diameter, 1 inch thick [100] high purity germanium crystals, cooled to 50 mK in the vacuum of a dilution refrigerator, and exposed with 59.5 keV gamma-rays from an Am-241 calibration source. We compare data obtained in two different detector types, with different phonon sensor area coverage, with results from a Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo includes phonon quasidiffusion and the generation of phonons created by charge carriers as they are drifted across the detector by ionization readout channels.

S. W. Leman; B. Cabrera; K. A. McCarthy; M. Pyle; R. Resch; B. Sadoulet; K. M. Sundqvist; P. L. Brink; M. Cherry; E. Do Couto E Silva; E. Figueroa-Feliciano; N. Mirabolfathi; B. Serfass; A. Tomada

2011-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of plasma jets and electrode spots in the pulsed source of a high-purity plasma obtained from a dielectric material at atmospheric pressure  

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The results of investigation of the distinctive features of the dynamics of outflow of plasma jets and of formation of electrode spots in the source of a high-purity plasma obtained from a dielectric material at

V. B. Avramenko; A. M. Kuz’mitski…

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A simple dissolved metals mixing method to produce high-purity MgTiO{sub 3} nanocrystals  

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A simple dissolved metals mixing method has been effectively used to produce high-purity MgTiO{sub 3} (MT) nanocrystals. The method involves the mixing of independently dissolved magnesium and titanium metal powders in hydrochloric acid followed by calcination. The phase purity and nanocrystallinity were determined by making use of laboratory x-ray diffraction data, to which Rietveld-based analyses were performed. Results showed that the method yielded only one type magnesium titanate powders, i.e. MgTiO{sub 3}, with no Mg{sub 2}TiO{sub 4} or MgTi{sub 2}O{sub 5} phases. The presence of residual rutile or periclase was controlled by adding excessive Mg up to 5% (mol) in the stoichiometric mixing. The method also resulted in MT nanocrystals with estimated average crystallite size of 76±2 nm after calcination at 600°C and 150±4 nm (at 800°C). A transmission electron micrograph confirmed the formation of the nanocrystallites.

Pratapa, Suminar, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id; Baqiya, Malik A., E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id; Istianah,, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id; Lestari, Rina, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id; Angela, Riyan, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id, E-mail: suminar-pratapa@physics.its.ac.id [Departement of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya 60111 (Indonesia)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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High-capacity nanostructured germanium-containing materials and lithium alloys thereof  

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Electrodes comprising an alkali metal, for example, lithium, alloyed with nanostructured materials of formula Si.sub.zGe.sub.(z-1), where 0germanium exhibit a combination of improved capacities, cycle lives, and/or cycling rates compared with similar electrodes made from graphite. These electrodes are useful as anodes for secondary electrochemical cells, for example, batteries and electrochemical supercapacitors.

Graetz, Jason A. (Upton, NY); Fultz, Brent T. (Pasadena, CA); Ahn, Channing (Pasadena, CA); Yazami, Rachid (Los Angeles, CA)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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HEROICA: an Underground Facility for the Fast Screening of Germanium Detectors  

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An infrastructure to characterize germanium detectors has been designed and constructed at the HADES Underground Research Laboratory, located in Mol (Belgium). Thanks to the 223m overburden of clay and sand, the muon flux is lowered by four orders of magnitude. This natural shield minimizes the exposure of radio-pure germanium material to cosmic radiation resulting in a significant suppression of cosmogenic activation in the germanium detectors. The project has been strongly motivated by a special production of germanium detectors for the GERDA experiment. GERDA, currently collecting data at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN, is searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge. In the near future, GERDA will increase its mass and sensitivity by adding new Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors. The production of the BEGe detectors is done at Canberra in Olen (Belgium), located about 30km from the underground test site. Therefore, HADES is used both for storage of the crystals over night, during diode production, and for the characterization measurements. A full quality control chain has been setup and tested on the first seven prototype detectors delivered by the manufacturer at the beginning of 2012. The screening capabilities demonstrate that the installed setup fulfills a fast and complete set of measurements on the diodes and it can be seen as a general test facility for the fast screening of high purity germanium detectors. The results are of major importance for a future massive production and characterization chain of germanium diodes foreseen for a possible next generation 1-tonne double beta decay experiment with 76Ge.

E. Andreotti; A. Garfagnini; W. Maneschg; N. Barros; G. Benato; R. Brugnera; F. Costa; R. Falkenstein; K. K. Guthikonda; A. Hegai; S. Hemmer; M. Hult; K. Jaenner; T. Kihm; B. Lehnert; H. Liao; A. Lubashevskiy; G. Lutter; G. Marissens; L. Modenese; L. Pandola; M. Reissfelder; C. Sada; M. Salathe; C. Schmitt; O. Schulz; B. Schwingenheuer; M. Turcato; C. Ur; K. von Sturm; V. Wagner; J. Westermann

2013-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology for processing ammonium rhodanide of coking plants into high-purity ammonium thiocyanate and thiourea  

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The regularities of the reversible reaction of isomerization of ammonium thiocyanate (NH{sub 4}NCS) into thiourea (NH{sub 2}){sub 2}CS, and the reverse reaction, were analyzed. An ecologically clean and highly efficient method for the extraction, purification, separation, and production of isomers from the coal byproduct ammonium thiocyanate was developed based on the measured volatilities of NH{sub 4}NCS and (NH{sub 2}){sub 2}CS.

Urakaev, F.K. [Institute of Geology & Mineral SB RAS, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High-resolution gamma-ray measurement systems using a compact electro- mechanically cooled detector system and intelligent software  

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Obtaining high-resolution gamma-ray measurements using high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors in the field has been of limited practicality due to the need to use and maintain a supply of liquid nitrogen (LN{sub 2}). This same constraint limits high-resolution gamma measurements in unattended safeguards or treaty Verification applications. We are developing detectors and software to greatly extend the applicability of high-resolution germanium-based measurements for these situations.

Buckley, W.M.; Carlson, J.B.; Neufeld, K.W.

1995-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Gyromagnetic factors of the high-spin yrast states in some doubly even germanium and selenium isotopes  

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The gyromagnetic factors associated with the yrast levels (with 2+?J??12+) in some doubly even Ge and Se isotopes are discussed in a microscopic, parameter-free perspective in terms of the variational wave functions resulting from realistic effective interactions operating in the (2p3/2,2p1/2,1f5/2,1g9/2)gr,? configuration space. The estimates for the g factors of the yrast 2+ states are consistent with the available experimental results. The calculations reveal that the g factors for the high-spin states can provide important quantitative signatures vis-à-vis the occurrence of various structural changes in the anomalous yrast spectra in the germanium region.

P. K. Rath and S. K. Sharma

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Stress Corrosion Crack Growth Rate of Alloy 600 Heat Affected Zones Exposed to High Purity Water  

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Grain boundary chromium carbides improve the resistance of nickel based alloys to primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC). However, in weld heat affected zones (HAZ's), thermal cycles from fusion welding can solutionize beneficial grain boundary carbides, produce locally high residual stresses and strains, and promote PWSCC. The present research investigates the crack growth rate of an A600 HAZ as a function of test temperature. The A600 HAZ was fabricated by building up a gas-tungsten-arc-weld deposit of EN82H filler metal onto a mill-annealed A600 plate. Fracture mechanics based, stress corrosion crack growth rate testing was performed in high purity water between 600 F and 680 F at an initial stress intensity factor of 40 ksi {radical}in and at a constant electrochemical potential. The HAZ samples exhibited significant SCC, entirely within the HAZ at all temperatures tested. While the HAZ samples showed the same temperature dependence for SCC as the base material (HAZ: 29.8 {+-} 11.2{sub 95%} kcal/mol vs A600 Base: 35.3 {+-} 2.58{sub 95%} kcal/mol), the crack growth rates were {approx} 30X faster than the A600 base material tested at the same conditions. The increased crack growth rates of the HAZ is attributed to fewer intergranular chromium rich carbides and to increased plastic strain in the HAZ as compared to the unaffected base material.

George A. Young; Nathan Lewis

2003-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of Ultra High Efficiency Thin Germanium P-N Junction Solar Cells Intended for Solar Thermophotovoltaic Application  

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The theoretical upper limit conversion efficiency as a function of cell thickness and ... is calculated for a germanium p-n junction solar cell intended for solar thermophotovoltaic energy conversion which incorp...

E. S. Vera; J. J. Loferski; M. Spitzer…

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercialization of germanium based nanocrystal memory  

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This thesis explores the commercialization of germanium-based nanocrystal memories. Demand for smaller and faster electronics and embedded systems supports the development of high-density, low-power non-volatile electronic ...

Seow, Kian Chiew

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH-RESOLUTION EPR AND PIEZOSPECTROSCOPY STUDIES OF THE LITHIUM-OXYGEN DONOR IN GERMANIUM  

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LCL-8429 HIGH-RESOLUTION EPR AND PIEZOSPECTROSCOPY STUDIESLBL-8429 •^^. -r-i^irjION EPR AND PIEZOSPECTROSCOPY STUDIESBOO X V X. X. X. X x V N The EPR and IR spectra of Li-0 can

Haller, E.E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Growth Rate Deposition of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon-Germanium Films and Devices Using ECR-PECVD  

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Hydrogenated amorphous silicon germanium films (a-SiGe:H) and devices have been extensively studied because of the tunable band gap for matching the solar spectrum and mature the fabrication techniques. a-SiGe:H thin film solar cells have great potential for commercial manufacture because of very low cost and adaptability to large-scale manufacturing. Although it has been demonstrated that a-SiGe:H thin films and devices with good quality can be produced successfully, some issues regarding growth chemistry have remained yet unexplored, such as the hydrogen and inert-gas dilution, bombardment effect, and chemical annealing, to name a few. The alloying of the SiGe introduces above an order-of-magnitude higher defect density, which degrades the performance of the a-SiGe:H thin film solar cells. This degradation becomes worse when high growth-rate deposition is required. Preferential attachment of hydrogen to silicon, clustering of Ge and Si, and columnar structure and buried dihydride radicals make the film intolerably bad. The work presented here uses the Electron-Cyclotron-Resonance Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (ECR-PECVD) technique to fabricate a-SiGe:H films and devices with high growth rates. Helium gas, together with a small amount of H{sub 2}, was used as the plasma species. Thickness, optical band gap, conductivity, Urbach energy, mobility-lifetime product, I-V curve, and quantum efficiency were characterized during the process of pursuing good materials. The microstructure of the a-(Si,Ge):H material was probed by Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy. They found that the advantages of using helium as the main plasma species are: (1) high growth rate--the energetic helium ions break the reactive gas more efficiently than hydrogen ions; (2) homogeneous growth--heavy helium ions impinging on the surface promote the surface mobility of the reactive radicals, so that heteroepitaxy growth as clustering of Ge and Si, columnar structure are reduced; (3) surface hydrogen removal--heavier and more energetic helium ions break the Si-H much easier than hydrogen ions. The preferential attachment of Si-H to Ge-H is reduced. They also found that with the small amount of hydrogen put into the plasma, the superior properties of a-(Si,Ge):H made from pure hydrogen dilution plasma were still maintained. These hydrogen ions help to remove the subsurface weakly bonded hydrogen and buried hydrogen. They also help to passivate the Ge-dangling bond.

Yong Liu

2002-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Germanium detector passivated with hydrogenated amorphous germanium  

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Passivation of predominantly crystalline semiconductor devices (12) is provided for by a surface coating (21) of sputtered hydrogenated amorphous semiconductor material. Passivation of a radiation detector germanium diode, for example, is realized by sputtering a coating (21) of amorphous germanium onto the etched and quenched diode surface (11) in a low pressure atmosphere of hydrogen and argon. Unlike prior germanium diode semiconductor devices (12), which must be maintained in vacuum at cryogenic temperatures to avoid deterioration, a diode processed in the described manner may be stored in air at room temperature or otherwise exposed to a variety of environmental conditions. The coating (21) compensates for pre-existing undesirable surface states as well as protecting the semiconductor device (12) against future impregnation with impurities.

Hansen, William L. (Walnut Creek, CA); Haller, Eugene E. (Berkeley, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Purity Standard  

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Compressed Gas Association Compressed Gas Association Roger A. Smith Technical Director April 26, 2004 Hydrogen Purity Standard Compressed Gas Association 2 Compressed Gas Association ‹ 150 Members „ Industrial Gas Companies „ Equipment Manufacturers „ Other Gas Industry Associations „ Other SDOs ‹ Manufacturers, Fillers, Distributors, and Transporters of Industrial and Medical Gases Compressed Gas Association 3 Hydrogen Activities ‹ Committees „ Hydrogen Fuel Technology „ Bulk Distribution Equipment „ Hazardous Materials Codes „ Gas Specifications „ Cylinders, Valves & PRD's ‹ International „ Europe (EIGA) „ Japan (JIGA) „ Asia (AIGA) „ United Nations Compressed Gas Association 4 Hydrogen Purity Standard ‹ Draft hydrogen purity standard for stationary fuel cells and ICE's in 10 months

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Synthesis and Characterization of Bulk Vitreous Cadmium Germanium...  

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Bulk Vitreous Cadmium Germanium Arsenide. Synthesis and Characterization of Bulk Vitreous Cadmium Germanium Arsenide. Abstract: Abstract Cadmium-germanium-diarsenide...

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Novel Semiconducting Silicon and Germanium Nanotubes  

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In this work we report new silicon and germanium nanotube structures, with no corresponding stable carbon analogues and which cannot be described by integer chiral indices. The electronic and mechanical properties of these new tubes were investigated through ab initio methods. Our results show that the structures are stable up to high temperatures (500 and 1000 K, for silicon and germanium tubes, respectively). Both tubes are semiconducting with small indirect band gaps, which can be significantly altered by both compressive and tensile strains. They also present high Young modulus values (0.25 and 0.15 TPa, respectively).

Perim, Eric; Botari, Tiago; Galvao, Douglas S

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Germanium: From Its Discovery to SiGe Devices  

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Germanium, element No.32, was discovered in 1886 by Clemens Winkler. Its first broad application was in the form of point contact Schottky diodes for radar reception during WWII. The addition of a closely spaced second contact led to the first all-solid-state electronic amplifier device, the transistor. The relatively low bandgap, the lack of a stable oxide and large surface state densities relegated germanium to the number 2 position behind silicon. The discovery of the lithium drift process, which made possible the formation of p-i-n diodes with fully depletable i-regions several centimeters thick, led germanium to new prominence as the premier gamma-ray detector. The development of ultra-pure germanium yielded highly stable detectors which have remained unsurpassed in their performance. New acceptors and donors were discovered and the electrically active role of hydrogen was clearly established several years before similar findings in silicon. Lightly doped germanium has found applications as far infrared detectors and heavily Neutron Transmutation Doped (NTD) germanium is used in thermistor devices operating at a few milliKelvin. Recently germanium has been rediscovered by the silicon device community because of its superior electron and hole mobility and its ability to induce strains when alloyed with silicon. Germanium is again a mainstream electronic material.

Haller, E.E.

2006-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the dielectric properties of high-purity sapphire at 1.865 GHZ from 2-10 Kelvin  

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A dielectric test cavity was designed and tested to measure the microwave dielectric properties of ultrapure sapphire at cryogenic temperatures. Measurements were performed by placing a large cylindrical crystal of sapphire in a Nb superconducting cavity operating in the TE01 mode at 1.865 GHz. The dielectric constant, heat capacity, and loss tangent were all calculated using experimental data and RF modeling software. The motivation for these measurements was to determine if such a sapphire could be used as a dielectric lens to focus the magnetic field onto a sample wafer in a high field wafer test cavity. The measured properties have been used to finalize the design of the wafer test cavity.

N. Pogue, P. McIntyre, Akhdiyor Sattarov, Charles Reece

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Purity Workshop Agenda  

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DOE Hydrogen Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee DOE Hydrogen Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee Fuel Purity Specifications Workshop April 26, 2004 9:00 Welcome 9:05 Purpose, agenda 9:10 Brief presentations (10 min.) ISO TC197 JARI ENAA USFCC U of HA SAE 10:30 Break 10:45 CGA ASTM CaFCP FreedomCAR Neil Rossmeissl, DOE Jim Ohi, NREL Addison Bain Shogo Watanabe Kazuo Koseki Bill Collins, UTCF Rick Rocheleau Stella Papasavva, GM (refreshments not provided) Roger Smith Tony Estrada, PG&E Jesse Schneider, DCX Walt Podolski, ANL C&S Tech Team Brad Smith, Shell Hydrogen 11:40 Discussion outline On-going and planned work; coverage, overlaps, opportunities to link work Chart of who is doing what, roles and responsibilities 12:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:15 Discussion Problem definition

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Astroparticle Physics with a Customized Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector  

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The MAJORANA Collaboration is building the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, a 60 kg array of high purity germanium detectors housed in an ultra-low background shield at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge while demonstrating the feasibility of a tonne-scale experiment. It may also carry out a dark matter search in the 1-10 GeV/c^2 mass range. We have found that customized Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors produced by Canberra have several desirable features for a neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment, including low electronic noise, excellent pulse shape analysis capabilities, and simple fabrication. We have deployed a customized BEGe, the MAJORANA Low-Background BEGe at Kimballton (MALBEK), in a low-background cryostat and shield at the Kimballton Underground Research Facility in Virginia. This paper will focus on the detector characteristics and measurements that can be performed with such a radiation detector in a low-background environment.

MAJORANA Collaboration; C. E. Aalseth; M. Amman; F. T. Avignone III; H. O. Back; A. S. Barabash; P. S. Barbeau; M. Bergevin; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; W. Bugg; T. H. Burritt; M. Busch; G. Capps; Y-D. Chan; J. I. Collar; R. J. Cooper; R. Creswick; J. A. Detwiler; J. Diaz; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Ely; J. Esterline; H. Farach; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; P. Finnerty; B. Fujikawa; E. Fuller; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; G. C Harper; R. Hazama; R. Henning; A. Hime; E. W. Hoppe; T. W. Hossbach; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. Keillor; C. Keller; J. D. Kephart; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; L. Leviner; J. C. Loach; P. N. Luke; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; D. -M. Mei; H. S. Miley; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; A. W. Meyers; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; D. Peterson; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; G. Prior; J. Qian; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; L. Rodriguez; K. P. Rykaczewski; H. Salazar; A. G. Schubert; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; D. Steele; J. Strain; G. Swift; K. Thomas; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; T. D. Van Wechel; I. Vanyushin; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; J. F. Wilkerson; B. A. Wolfe; W. Xiang; E. Yakushev; H. Yaver; A. R. Young; C. -H. Yu; V. Yumatov; C. Zhang; S. Zimmerman

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium alloys  

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This report describes the effects of the germanium fraction in hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium alloys on various parameters, especially those that are indicators of film quality, and the impact of deposition methods, feedgas mixtures, and other deposition parameters on a SiGe:H and a-SiGe:H:F film characteristics and quality. Literature data show the relationship between germanium content, hydrogen content, deposition method (various glow discharges and CVD), feedgas lmixture, and other parameters and properties, such as optical band gap, dark and photoconductivities, photosensitivity, activation energy, Urbach parameter, and spin density. Some of these are convenient quality indicators; another is the absence of microstructure. Examining RF glow discharge with both a diode and triode geometry, DC proximity glow discharge, microwave glow discharge, and photo-CVD, using gas mixtures such as hydrogen-diluted and undiluted mixtures of silane/germane, disilane/germane, silane/germaniumtetrafluoride, and others, it was observed that hydrogen dilution (or inert gas dilution) is essential in achieving high photosensitivity in silicon-germanium alloys (in contradistinction to amorphous hydrogenated silicon). Hydrogen dilution results in a higher photosensitivity than do undiluted gas mixtures. 81 refs., 42 figs., 7 tabs.

Luft, W.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct-Write of Silicon and Germanium Nanostructures  

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Direct-Write of Silicon and Germanium Nanostructures Print Direct-Write of Silicon and Germanium Nanostructures Print Nanostructured materials (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoclusters, graphene) are attractive possible alternatives to traditionally microfabricated silicon in continuing the miniaturization trend in the electronics industry. To go from nanomaterials to electronics, however, the precise one-by-one assembly of billions of nanoelements into a functioning circuit is required-clearly not a simple task. An interdisciplinary team from the University of Washington, in collaboration with the ALS and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has devised a strategy that could make this task a little easier. They have demonstrated the ability to directly "write" nanostructures of Si, Ge, and SiGe with deterministic size, geometry, and placement control. As purity is essential for electronic-grade semiconductors, the resulting patterns were carefully evaluated for carbon contamination using photoemission electron microscopes at ALS Beamlines 7.3.1 and 11.0.1.

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Liquid phase epitaxial growth and characterization of germanium far infrared blocked impurity band detectors  

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Germanium Blocked Impurity Band (BIB) detectors require a high purity blocking layer (< 10{sup 13} cm{sup -3}) approximately 1 mm thick grown on a heavily doped active layer ({approx} 10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}) approximately 20 mm thick. Epilayers were grown using liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) of germanium out of lead solution. The effects of the crystallographic orientation of the germanium substrate on LPE growth modes were explored. Growth was studied on substrates oriented by Laue x-ray diffraction between 0.02{sup o} and 10{sup o} from the {l_brace}111{r_brace} toward the {l_brace}100{r_brace}. Terrace growth was observed, with increasing terrace height for larger misorientation angles. It was found that the purity of the blocking layer was limited by the presence of phosphorus in the lead solvent. Unintentionally doped Ge layers contained {approx}10{sup 15} cm{sup -3} phosphorus as determined by Hall effect measurements and Photothermal Ionization Spectroscopy (PTIS). Lead purification by vacuum distillation and dilution reduced the phosphorus concentration in the layers to {approx} 10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} but further reduction was not observed with successive distillation runs. The graphite distillation and growth components as an additional phosphorus source cannot be ruled out. Antimony ({approx}10{sup 16} cm{sup -3}) was used as a dopant for the active BIB layer. A reduction in the donor binding energy due to impurity banding was observed by variable temperature Hall effect measurements. A BIB detector fabricated from an Sb-doped Ge layer grown on a pure substrate showed a low energy photoconductive onset ({approx}6 meV). Spreading resistance measurements on doped layers revealed a nonuniform dopant distribution with Sb pile-up at the layer surface, which must be removed by chemomechanical polishing. Sb diffusion into the pure substrate was observed by Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) for epilayers grown at 650 C. The Sb concentration at the interface dropped by an order of magnitude over {approx} 1.5 {micro}m. Layers grown at 550 C did not show significant Sb diffusion. Sn doped In{sub 2}O{sub 3} (ITO) was studied for use in far infrared transparent low temperature contacts for BIB arrays. It was found that {approx}100 nm of ITO deposited on Ge remains electrically conducting at 4 K and is {approx}90% transparent in the far infrared. ITO should be suitable for passivating contacts to Ge BIB arrays.

Bandaru, Jordana

2001-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Purity verification and measurement uncertainty  

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In chemical analysis, laboratories are required to verify the purity of reference material being used. Also, the contributions from the verification procedure, where significant, have to be included in the estima...

Siu Kay Wong

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of high-purity Cu thin films deposited on polyimide by radio-frequency Ar/H2 atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  

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With a view to fabricating future flexible electronic devices an atmospheric-pressure plasma jet driven by 13.56?MHz radio-frequency power is developed for depositing Cu thin films on polyimide where a Cu wire inserted inside the quartz tube was used as the evaporation source. A polyimide substrate is placed on a water-cooled copper heat sink to prevent it from being thermally damaged. With the aim of preventing oxidation of the deposited Cu film we investigated the effect of adding H2 to Ar plasma on film characteristics. Theoretical fitting of the OH emission line in OES spectrum revealed that adding H2 gas significantly increased the rotational temperature roughly from 800 to 1500?K. The LMM Auger spectroscopy analysis revealed that higher-purity Cu films were synthesized on polyimide by adding hydrogen gas. A possible explanation for the enhancement in the Cu film deposition rate and improvement of purity of Cu films by H2 gas addition is that atomic hydrogen produced by the plasma plays important roles in heating the gas to promote the evaporation of Cu atoms from the Cu wire and removing oxygen from copper oxide components via reduction reaction.

P. Zhao; W. Zheng; Y. D. Meng; M. Nagatsu

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Identification of photons in double beta-decay experiments using segmented germanium detectors - studies with a GERDA Phase II prototype detector  

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The sensitivity of experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta-decay of germanium was so far limited by the background induced by external gamma-radiation. Segmented germanium detectors can be used to identify photons and thus reduce this background component. The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, will use highly segmented germanium detectors in its second phase. The identification of photonic events is investigated using a prototype detector. The results are compared with Monte Carlo data.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction studies of hot silicon, germanium and carbon atoms  

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The goal of this project was to increase the authors understanding of the interplay between the kinetic and electronic energy of free atoms and their chemical reactivity by answering the following questions: (1) what is the chemistry of high-energy carbon silicon and germanium atoms recoiling from nuclear transformations; (2) how do the reactions of recoiling carbon, silicon and germanium atoms take place - what are the operative reaction mechanisms; (3) how does the reactivity of free carbon, silicon and germanium atoms vary with energy and electronic state, and what are the differences in the chemistry of these three isoelectronic atoms This research program consisted of a coordinated set of experiments capable of achieving these goals by defining the structures, the kinetic and internal energy, and the charge states of the intermediates formed in the gas-phase reactions of recoiling silicon and germanium atoms with silane, germane, and unsaturated organic molecules, and of recoiling carbon atoms with aromatic molecules. The reactions of high energy silicon, germanium, and carbon atoms created by nuclear recoil were studied with substrates chosen so that their products illuminated the mechanism of the recoil reactions. Information about the energy and electronic state of the recoiling atoms at reaction was obtained from the variation in end product yields and the extent of decomposition and rearrangement of primary products (usually reactive intermediates) as a function of total pressure and the concentration of inert moderator molecules that remove kinetic energy from the recoiling atoms and can induce transitions between electronic spin states. 29 refs.

Gaspar, P.P.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photonic nanojet-enhanced nanometer-scale germanium photodiode  

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Photonic nanojet-enhanced nanometer-scale germanium photodiode Mehdi Hasan and Jamesina J. Simpson 24 July 2013 A design challenge for photodiodes yielding both high speed and responsivity is proposed, focusing electromagnetic energy into a photodiode. Three-dimensional finite-difference time

Simpson, Jamesina J.

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The Majorana Demonstrator: A search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76  

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The MAJORANA collaboration is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay using {sup 76}Ge, which has been shown to have a number of advantages in terms of sensitivities and backgrounds. The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay would show that lepton number is violated and that neutrinos are Majorana particles and would simultaneously provide information on neutrino mass. Attaining sensitivities for neutrino masses in the inverted hierarchy region, 15 - 50 meV, will require large, tonne-scale detectors with extremely low backgrounds, at the level of ?1 count/t-y or lower in the region of the signal. The MAJORANA collaboration, with funding support from DOE Office of Nuclear Physics and NSF Particle Astrophysics, is constructing the DEMONSTRATOR, an array consisting of 40 kg of p-type point-contact high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors, of which ?30 kg will be enriched to 87% in {sup 76}Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR is being constructed in a clean room laboratory facility at the 4850' level (4300 m.w.e.) of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD. It utilizes a compact graded shield approach with the inner portion consisting of ultra-clean Cu that is being electroformed and machined underground. The primary aim of the DEMONSTRATOR is to show the feasibility of a future tonne-scale measurement in terms of backgrounds and scalability.

Elliott, S. R.; Boswell, M.; Goett, J.; Rielage, K.; Ronquest, M. C.; Xu, W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Abgrall, N.; Chan, Y-D.; Hegai, A.; Martin, R. D.; Mertens, S.; Poon, A. W. P. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Aguayo, E.; Fast, J. E.; Hoppe, E. W.; Kouzes, R. T.; LaFerriere, B. D.; Orrell, J. L.; Overman, N. R.; Soin, A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States); and others

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Fuel Cell Purity Workshop Attendees  

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5/2004 5/2004 2004 NHA Conference - Fuel Purity Workshop April 26, 2004 Name Company Email Adam Gromis CaFCP agromis@cafcp.org Bob Boyd BOC Gases bob.boyd@us.gases.boc.com Brad Smith Shell Hydrogen brad.smith@shell.com Chris Sloane GM chris.sloane@gm.com Doug Wheeler DJW Technologies douglas.wheeler@djwtechnology.com Earl Berry Chevron Texaco earl.berry@chevrontexaco.com Elena Osterreicher Chevron Texaco eost@chevrontexaco.com George Kervitsky Sentech, Inc gkervits@sentech.org Hideaki Akamatsu FCCJ akamatsu@mx10.ttcn.ne.jp Hidenori Tomioka JARI htomioka@jari.or.jp Jack Simon Savannah River Laboratory jack.simon@srs.gov Jay Keller SNL jokelle@snl.gov Jesse Schneider DCX (CaFCP) jesse.schneider@daimlerchrysler.com Jim McGetrick BP mcgetrje@bp.com Jim Ohi National Renewable Energy Laboratory jim_ohi@nrel.gov

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Enantiomeric purity enrichment of (R)-tetrahydrothiophene-3-ol sulfonyl derivatives by crystallization  

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Abstract (R)-Tetrahydrothiophene-3-ol sulfonyl derivatives 3–19 were prepared by introduction of various sulfonyl groups at the hydroxyl group of (R)-tetrahydrothiophene-3-ol 1 with low enantiomeric purity (68–74% ee). Crystallization was applied to improve their enantiomeric purity. Improvement in enantiomeric purity depended on the introduced sulfonyl group. The enantiomeric purity of enantiomeric sulfonyl derivatives was improved to more than 90% ee by simple crystallization without using seed crystals. These products from crystallization provided not only higher %ee crystals but also a higher %ee mother liquor. The enantiomeric purity of diastereomeric sulfonyl derivatives was improved remarkably, and the product of the derivative 18 provided the mother liquor with 100% de. Crystallization of these sulfonyl derivatives showed a novel and interesting feature that mother liquors with high enantiomeric purity were obtained in many cases.

Kaname Konuki; Hazuki Nagai

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Fusion reactions with germanium isotopes  

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Measurements of the fusion of 16O and 27Al with a series of germanium isotopes are analyzed within a coupled-channels approach. It is found that couplings based interactions that are linear in the deformation amplitudes are insufficient in reproducing the data. In order to obtain reasonable fits, it is necessary also to include couplings based on quadratic interactions. The analysis suggests that the nuclear radius of 72Ge is significantly smaller than predicted from a smooth interpolation between other germanium isotopes. The large prolate deformation of 74Ge, which has been proposed as the preferred solution to measurements of the quadrupole moment of the 2+ state, is not supported by the analysis; the near spherical solution is more likely.

H. Esbensen

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CLEAN-ROOM AND C02 -LASER PROCESSING OF ULTRA HIGH-PURITY AL2 0 3 P.A. Morris , R.H. French*, R.L. Coble*, F.N. Tebbe*, U. Chowdhry**  

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for sodium vapor arc lamp tubes absorb a significant portion of the light produced. Small amounts of uranium, and its conversion, with reten- tion of purity, to a partially densified, fired alumina ceramic by heating

Rollins, Andrew M.

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A summary of volatile impurity measurements and gas generation studies on MISSTD-1, a high-purity plutonium oxide produced by low-temperature calcination of plutonium oxalate  

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Plutonium dioxide of high specific surface area was subjected to long-term tests of gas generation in sealed containers. The material preparation and the storage conditions were outside the bounds of acceptable parameters defined by DOE-STD-3013-2012 in that the material was stabilized to a lower temperature than required and had higher moisture content than allowed. The data provide useful information for better defining the bounding conditions for safe storage. Net increases in internal pressure and transient increases in H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} were observed, but were well within the bounds of gas compositions previously shown to not threaten integrity of 3013 containers.

Berg, John M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Narlesky, Joshua E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Veirs, Douglas K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetotransportmessungen Germanium-Nanopartikeln  

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-contact Hall-bar geometry. These pellets had a high serial resistan- ce ( M), leading to significant noise

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High-purity, isotopically enriched bulk silicon  

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The synthesis and characterization of dislocation-free, undoped, single crystals of Si enriched in all 3 stable isotopes is reported: {sup 28}Si (99.92%), {sup 29}Si (91.37%), and {sup 30}Si (89.8%). A silane-based process compatible with the relatively small amounts of isotopically enriched precursors that are practically available was used. The silane is decomposed to silicon on a graphite starter rod heated to 700-750 C in a recirculating flow reactor. A typical run produces 35 gm of polycrystalline Si at a growth rates of 5 {micro}m/min and conversion efficiency >95%. Single crystals are grown by the floating zone method and characterized by electrical and optical measurements. Concentrations of shallow dopants (P and B) are as low as mid-10{sup 13} cm{sup -3}. Concentrations of C and O lie below 10{sup 16} and 10{sup 15} cm{sup -3}, respectively.

Ager III, J.W.; Beeman, J.W.; Hansen, W.L.; Haller, E.E.; Sharp, I.D.; Liao, C.; Yang, A.; Thewalt, M.L.W.; Riemann, H.

2004-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED FORMABILITY OF ALUMINUM-GERMANIUM NEAR EUTECTIC COMPOSITIONS THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF SUPERPLASTICITY PRINCIPLES  

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IMPROVED FORMABILITY OF ALUMINUM-GERMANIUM NEAR EUTECTICIMPROVED FORMABILITY OF ALUMINUM-GERMANIUM NEAR EUTECTICAl-Ge) wire. Al-Ge «00F Aluminum-Germanium Atomic Percentage

Pech, G.J.

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\\textsc{MaGe} - a {\\sc Geant4}-based Monte Carlo Application Framework for Low-background Germanium Experiments  

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We describe a physics simulation software framework, MAGE, that is based on the GEANT4 simulation toolkit. MAGE is used to simulate the response of ultra-low radioactive background radiation detectors to ionizing radiation, specifically the MAJORANA and GERDA neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. MAJORANA and GERDA use high-purity germanium detectors to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76Ge, and MAGE is jointly developed between these two collaborations. The MAGE framework contains the geometry models of common objects, prototypes, test stands, and the actual experiments. It also implements customized event generators, GEANT4 physics lists, and output formats. All of these features are available as class libraries that are typically compiled into a single executable. The user selects the particular experimental setup implementation at run-time via macros. The combination of all these common classes into one framework reduces duplication of efforts, eases comparison between simulated data and experiment, and simplifies the addition of new detectors to be simulated. This paper focuses on the software framework, custom event generators, and physics lists.

Melissa Boswell; Yuen-Dat Chan; Jason A. Detwiler; Padraic Finnerty; Reyco Henning; Victor M. Gehman; Rob A. Johnson; David V. Jordan; Kareem Kazkaz; Markus Knapp; Kevin Kröninger; Daniel Lenz; Lance Leviner; Jing Liu; Xiang Liu; Sean MacMullin; Michael G. Marino; Akbar Mokhtarani; Luciano Pandola; Alexis G. Schubert; Jens Schubert; Claudia Tomei; Oleksandr Volynets

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Codes and Standards: Hydrogen Fuel Purity Specifications  

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Codes and Standards: Codes and Standards: Hydrogen Fuel Purity Specifications Walter F. Podolski Fuel Purity Workshop Los Angeles, CA April 26, 2004 ChevronTexaco ConocoPhillips EXONMobil FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership Organizational Structure Codes and Standards for Commercial Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Vehicles Goal is to support commercialization decision in the 2015 timeframe * Ensure acceptability to all stake-holders - Regulators, insurers, public * Enable commercial feasibility * Facilitate rapid introduction of technical advances Issues * What we want to avoid - Premature Standards, Codes, and Regulations that slow introduction of new technologies - Competing national and international SDOs and professional organizations * What we want to encourage - Flexible guidelines that enable demonstration

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Magnetoresistance of Germanium Samples between 20° and 300°K  

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The resistivity of "pure" germanium samples and of samples with small additions of aluminum, antimony, and indium was measured at various temperatures and at various orientations in external magnetic fields. The samples chosen had sufficiently low carrier densities to remain within the limits of classical statistics. The results were compared with those following from the theoretical investigation of a classical electron gas in combined electric and magnetic fields in an isotropic medium and in a medium possessing cubic symmetry. In the transverse orientation, the relative change of the electrical conductivity was found to be proportional to the square of the magnetic field strength at low fields. The effect tends to become linear as the field strength increases. The magnitude of the effect was found to increase with the purity of the material. In the longitudinal orientation, the change of conductivity is of the expected order of magnitude in p-type samples, but is much larger than the theoretical results indicate in n-type samples. The angular dependence of the effect is as expected. Carrier mobilities calculated from magnetoresistance measurements in pure samples agree reasonably well with those calculated from Hall effect and conductivity of single crystals. In the case of samples with additions, there is fair agreement between the values of mobilities calculated from measurements of magnetoresistance and of the Hall effect on the same samples.

I. Estermann and A. Foner

1950-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Germanium diffusion during HfO{sub 2} growth on Ge by molecular beam epitaxy  

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The authors study the Ge diffusion during HfO{sub 2} growth by molecular beam epitaxy on differently in situ prepared germanium substrates and at different growth temperatures. While HfO{sub 2} layers grown directly on Ge do not show any germanium contamination, oxygen rich interfacial layers such as GeO{sub x} or GeO{sub x}N{sub y} partly dissolve into the HfO{sub 2} layer, giving rise to high Ge contamination (from 1% to 10%). The use of nitridated interfacial layers does not prevent Ge diffusion into the HfO{sub 2} during the growth process because of the high oxygen content present in the nitridated germanium layer.

Ferrari, S.; Spiga, S.; Wiemer, C.; Fanciulli, M.; Dimoulas, A. [Laboratorio MDM-INFM-CNR, Via Olivetti, 2 Agrate Brianza, Milano 20041 (Italy); MBE Laboratory, Institute of Materials Science, DEMOKRITOS National Center for Scientific Research, 153 10 Athens (Greece)

2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated analysis and design optimization of germanium purification process using zone-refining technique  

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Abstract Germanium (Ge) is a preferred material in the fabrication of high-performance gamma radiation detector for spectroscopy in nuclear physics. To maintain an intrinsic region in which electrons and holes reach the contacts to produce a spectroscopic signal, germanium crystals are usually doped with lithium (Li) ions. Consequently, hyperpure germanium (HPGe) should be prepared before the doping process to eliminate the interference of unexpected impurities in the Li dopant. Zone-refining technique, widely used in purification of ultra-pure materials, is chosen as one of the purification steps during detector-grade germanium production. In the paper, numerical analysis has been conducted to analyze heat transfer, melt flow and impurity segregation during a multi-pass zone-refining process of germanium in a Cyberstar mirror furnace. By modifying the effective redistribution coefficients, axial segregations of various impurities are investigated. Marangoni convection is found dominant in the melt. It affects the purification process through modifying the boundary layer thickness. Impurity distributions along the ingot are obtained with different conditions, such as pass number, zone travel rate, initial impurity concentration, segregation coefficient, and hot-zone length. Based on the analysis, optimization of the purification process design is proposed.

Sen Wang; H.S. Fang; Z.L. Jin; C.J. Zhao; L.L. Zheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Germanium-induced stabilization of a very high-k zirconia phase in ZrO{sub 2}/GeO{sub 2} gate stacks  

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Electrical data on ZrO{sub 2}/GeO{sub 2} stacks prepared by atomic oxygen beam deposition on Ge at 225 deg. C reveal a relatively weak dependence of the stack equivalent oxide thickness upon the ZrO{sub 2} thickness. This trend points to a very high zirconia dielectric permittivity (k) value which is estimated to be around 44. This is indicative of zirconia crystallization into a tetragonal phase which is also supported by x-ray diffraction data. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis is in line with the assumption that due to a finite GeO{sub 2} decomposition, Ge is incorporated into the growing ZrO{sub 2}, thus, stabilizing the high-k tetragonal phase.

Tsipas, P.; Volkos, S. N.; Sotiropoulos, A.; Galata, S. F.; Mavrou, G.; Tsoutsou, D.; Panayiotatos, Y.; Dimoulas, A. [MBE Laboratory, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, 153 10 Athens (Greece); Marchiori, C.; Fompeyrine, J. [IBM Research GmbH, Zurich Research Laboratory, Saeumerstrasse 4, 8803-Rueschlikon (Switzerland)

2008-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of TiCl4 Purity on the Sinterability of Armstrong-Processed Ti Powder  

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A series of high purity and low purity powders were synthesized from TiCl4 by the Armstrong process. While both powders displayed swelling when consolidated and sintered, the lower purity powder exhibited this phenomenon in significantly lower degree. The improvement is attributed to the increase in the onset of sintering temperature, which mitigates the entrapment of volatile impurities that would otherwise lead to pore formation and growth. The net effect is that the use of a lower purity TiCl4 may beneficial in two ways: (1) it is a potentially lower cost precursor to Ti powder production and (2) the trace impurities allow higher density components to be fabricated via a typical low-cost press and sinter approach.

Weil, K. Scott; Hovanski, Yuri; Lavender, Curt A.

2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

91

Local purity distillation with bounded classical communication  

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Local pure states are an important resource for quantum computing. The problem of distilling local pure states from mixed ones can be cast in an information theoretic paradigm. The bipartite version of this problem where local purity must be distilled from an arbitrary quantum state shared between two parties, Alice and Bob, is closely related to the problem of separating quantum and classical correlations in the state and in particular, to a measure of classical correlations called the one-way distillable common randomness. In Phys. Rev. A 71, 062303 (2005), the optimal rate of local purity distillation is derived when many copies of a bipartite quantum state are shared between Alice and Bob, and the parties are allowed unlimited use of a unidirectional dephasing channel. In the present paper, we extend this result to the setting in which the use of the channel is bounded. We demonstrate that in the case of a classical-quantum system, the expression for the local purity distilled is efficiently computable and provide examples with their tradeoff curves.

Krovi, Hari; Devetak, Igor [Communication Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 (United States)

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

92

Local purity distillation with bounded classical communication  

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Local pure states are an important resource for quantum computing. The problem of distilling local pure states from mixed ones can be cast in an information theoretic paradigm. The bipartite version of this problem where local purity must be distilled from an arbitrary quantum state shared between two parties, Alice and Bob, is closely related to the problem of separating quantum and classical correlations in the state and in particular, to a measure of classical correlations called the one-way distillable common randomness. In Phys. Rev. A 71, 062303 (2005), the optimal rate of local purity distillation is derived when many copies of a bipartite quantum state are shared between Alice and Bob, and the parties are allowed unlimited use of a unidirectional dephasing channel. In the present paper, we extend this result to the setting in which the use of the channel is bounded. We demonstrate that in the case of a classical-quantum system, the expression for the local purity distilled is efficiently computable and provide examples with their tradeoff curves.

Hari Krovi; Igor Devetak

2007-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

93

Electrical characterization of germanium-silicon alloy  

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Samples of strained germanium-silicon (Ge-Si) alloy were electrically characterized using resistivity and Hall-mobility measurements. The samples were obtained from a n-type Ge-Si strained epi-layer which was grown on a ptype substrate using MBE...

Kishore, Kumar P.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmentation of the Outer Contact on P-Type Coaxial Germanium Detectors  

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Germanium detector arrays are needed for low-level counting facilities. The practical applications of such user facilities include characterization of low-level radioactive samples. In addition, the same detector arrays can also perform important fundamental physics measurements including the search for rare events like neutrino-less double-beta decay. Coaxial germanium detectors having segmented outer contacts will provide the next level of sensitivity improvement in low background measurements. The segmented outer detector contact allows performance of advanced pulse shape analysis measurements that provide additional background reduction. Currently, n-type (reverse electrode) germanium coaxial detectors are used whenever a segmented coaxial detector is needed because the outer boron (electron barrier) contact is thin and can be segmented. Coaxial detectors fabricated from p-type germanium cost less, have better resolution, and are larger than n-type coaxial detectors. However, it is difficult to reliably segment p-type coaxial detectors because thick (~1 mm) lithium-diffused (hole barrier) contacts are the standard outside contact for p-type coaxial detectors. During this Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) we have researched the possibility of using amorphous germanium contacts as a thin outer contact of p-type coaxial detectors that can be segmented. We have developed amorphous germanium contacts that provide a very high hole barrier on small planar detectors. These easily segmented amorphous germanium contacts have been demonstrated to withstand several thousand volts/cm electric fields with no measurable leakage current (<1 pA) from charge injection over the hole barrier. We have also demonstrated that the contact can be sputter deposited around and over the curved outside surface of a small p-type coaxial detector. The amorphous contact has shown good rectification properties on the outside of a small p-type coaxial detector. These encouraging results are the first fundamental steps toward demonstrating the viability of the amorphous germanium contacts for much larger segmented p-type coaxial detectors. Large segmented p-type coaxial detectors based on this technology could serve as the gamma-ray spectrometers on instruments such as the Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler/Analyzer (RASA). These detectors will provide a more sensitive, lower background measurement than currently available unsegmented p-type coaxial detectors.

Hull, Ethan L.; Pehl, Richard H.; Lathrop, James R.; Martin, Gregory N.; Mashburn, R. B.; Miley, Harry S.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Hossbach, Todd W.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of the preparation, purity, and availability of silanes  

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Silane and disilane are currently available as prepared for the semiconductor market. Published or public information on preparative methods for monosilane and higher silanes are discussed. Purification techniques are reviewed. Data from current silane suppliers are tabulated. A short review of the silanes in Japan is given. Analytical procedures are not now perfected to determine group 3 or 5 elements in silane. All commercial silanes contain certain impurities. There is no simple one step purification technique for silane which a user could easily operate. Typical and actual analyses of commercial silane are given. Disilane is still in the development stage with only small quantities available at very high prices. The silane process developed in part under the DOE/JPL Flat Plate Solar Array project by Union Carbide is summarized. Higher purity silanes are now appearing on the market. These should be useful in the photovoltaic area.

Lorenz, J.H.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brady Power Plant steam quality and purity enhancement  

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Brine carry-over from the high pressure and low pressure separators was causing heavy scale build-up on the turbine nozzles and components. This resulted in higher maintenance, reduced power generation and contributed to premature failures of a turbine rotor. Several options to mitigate the impurity laden steam problem, including conventional and experimental methods, were investigated. ESI, seeking cost-effective technology to improve the bottom line, chose a promising but unconventional low-cost, fast track alternative to revamp the facility. This commitment resulted in up to a 25 fold improvement in steam quality and purity; and was engineered and installed in one half (50%) the time, for one third (33%) the cost of a conventional geothermal design.

Hoffman, A. [ESI Energy, West Palm Beach, FL (United States); Jung, D. [Two-Phase Engineering & Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

97

Resistance and Thermo-Electric Power of Metallic Germanium  

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Electric Resistance and Thermo-electric Power of Germanium, from — 191° to 675° R=log A+aT+QkT.—Measurements were made on a pure specimen of this rare metal in the form of a rod 2.4 by 0.44 by 0.41 cm., prepared under the direction of L. M. Dennis. The current was led in through graphite blocks and thermo-junctions were placed in grooves near each end. For the thermo-electric power determinations a temperature gradient was secured by placing the specimen in a non-uniform part of a furnace or refrigerator and also by using a heater coil wound on one end. Between 125° and 450° the results indicate a slow reversible transformation of some sort, for below and above this range the thermo-electric power is a linear function of the temperature and also, except in the range 100° to 600°, the resistance is an exponential function of the form log R=log A+aT+QkT. The specific resistance reaches a minimum at - 116° and again at 645°, the temperature coefficient changing from positive to negative with rising temperature. Its value at 0° is 0.089 ohm per cm. cube.Periodic Relations among the Elements with Reference to Temperature Variation of Resistance are pointed out. High resistance elements toward the right side of the Periodic Table have characteristically negative coefficients while the good conductors toward the left side have positive coefficients. The elements in Group IV, C, Si, Ti, Ge and Zr show transitional behavior, each giving indications at least of a minimum resistance at temperatures which decrease regularly from very high for the lightest to very low for the heaviest element.Transformation in Germanium, 125° to 450° C., as indicated by the above data, shows no hysteresis, the rapid cooling curves duplicating the slow cooling and heating ones. The phases are always in equilibrium, one, perhaps, being dissolved in the other.

C. C. Bidwell

1922-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tensile strain mapping in flat germanium membranes  

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Scanning X-ray micro-diffraction has been used as a non-destructive probe of the local crystalline quality of a thin suspended germanium (Ge) membrane. A series of reciprocal space maps were obtained with ?4 ?m spatial resolution, from which detailed information on the strain distribution, thickness, and crystalline tilt of the membrane was obtained. We are able to detect a systematic strain variation across the membranes, but show that this is negligible in the context of using the membranes as platforms for further growth. In addition, we show evidence that the interface and surface quality is improved by suspending the Ge.

Rhead, S. D., E-mail: S.Rhead@warwick.ac.uk; Halpin, J. E.; Myronov, M.; Patchett, D. H.; Allred, P. S.; Wilson, N. R.; Leadley, D. R. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Shah, V. A. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Department of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Kachkanov, V.; Dolbnya, I. P. [Diamond Light Source, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0DE (United Kingdom); Reparaz, J. S. [ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) (Spain); Sotomayor Torres, C. M. [ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) (Spain)

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Dislocations in Webs of Germanium and Silicon  

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The generation of dislocations in webs of germanium or silicon is discussed. In silicon many of these dislocations intersect the web solid?liquid interface and are propagated during growth; they frequently align themselves into low?angle grain boundaries which tend to lie in the (01?1) plane and propagate in the [21?1?] crystal?growth direction. The dislocations also interact strongly with the twin planes in the web and with each other. The effects of these interactions are made visible by the peculiar etching characteristics of the dislocations involved.

S. O'Hara

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity in primitive hexagonal germanium  

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We present a first-principles calculation of the electron-phonon coupling constant ? (mass enchancement parameter) for the primitive hexagonal, high-pressure structural phase of Ge (75 GPa?p?105 GPa). Using the calculated value of ?, we estimate the superconducting transition temperature Tc to be in the range of 2 to 7 K. We discuss the contributions to ? from the different phonon modes and its dependence on the phonon frequency, electron-phonon matrix elements, and Fermi-surface nesting. The results are compared with previous calculations for primitive hexagonal Si.

Jose Luis Martins and Marvin L. Cohen

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loss of purity by wave packet scattering at low energies  

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We study the quantum entanglement produced by a head-on collision between two gaussian wave packets in three-dimensional space. By deriving the two-particle wave function modified by s-wave scattering amplitudes, we obtain an approximate analytic expression of the purity of an individual particle. The loss of purity provides an indicator of the degree of entanglement. In the case the wave packets are narrow in momentum space, we show that the loss of purity is solely controlled by the ratio of the scattering cross section to the transverse area of the wave packets.

Jia Wang; C. K. Law; M. -C. Chu

2006-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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(Data in kilograms of germanium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Germanium production in the United States comes from either the refining of  

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owing to declining market conditions, resumed operations under new ownership in 2010. There was no indication that any germanium had been recovered from these concentrates in 2010. A germanium refinery in Utica, NY, produced germanium tetrachloride for optical fiber production. Another refinery in Quapaw, OK

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(Data in kilograms of germanium content, unless noted) Domestic Production and Use: The value of domestic refinery production of germanium, based on the 1995  

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: The value of domestic refinery production of germanium, based on the 1995 producer price, was approximately industry consisted of three germanium refineries, one each in New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, and a mining operation in Tennessee. The company in Tennessee exported germanium-bearing residues generated

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(Data in kilograms of germanium content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Germanium production in the United States comes from either the refining of  

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owing to declining market conditions, resumed operations under new ownership in 2010. There was no indication that any germanium had been recovered from these concentrates in 2011. A germanium refinery in Utica, NY, produced germanium tetrachloride for optical fiber production. Another refinery in Quapaw, OK

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Fast-Neutron Scattering from Germanium  

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Elastic and inelastic neutron scattering cross sections of natural germanium were measured in the incident neutron energy range 0.3-1.5 MeV with incident energy resolutions of ?20 keV. Neutron-velocity and ?-ray spectroscopic methods were employed to resolve the scattering to individual low-lying states. The results were interpreted in terms of the optical model and the statistical compound-nucleus model including effects due to fluctuations and correlations of resonance widths. Measured cross sections for inelastic scattering to a number of excited states in even Ge isotopes were reasonably well described by the statistical model of Hauser and Feshbach without corrections for width fluctuations and correlations.

D. Lister and A. B. Smith

1969-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

106

Synthesis of silicon and germanium nanowires.  

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The vapor-liquid-solid growth process for synthesis of group-IV semiconducting nanowires using silane, germane, disilane and digermane precursor gases has been investigated. The nanowire growth process combines in situ gold seed formation by vapor deposition on atomically clean silicon (111) surfaces, in situ growth from the gaseous precursor(s), and real-time monitoring of nanowire growth as a function of temperature and pressure by a novel optical reflectometry technique. A significant dependence on precursor pressure and growth temperature for the synthesis of silicon and germanium nanowires is observed, depending on the stability of the specific precursor used. Also, the presence of a nucleation time for the onset of nanowire growth has been found using our new in situ optical reflectometry technique.

Clement, Teresa J. (Arizona State University); Hsu, Julia W. P.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Lattice site and thermal stability of transition metals in germanium  

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Although the first transistor was based on germanium, current chip technology mainly uses silicon due to its larger abundance, a lower price and higher quality silicon-oxide. However, a very important goal in microelectronics is to obtain faster integrated circuits. The advantages of germanium compared to silicon (e.g. a higher mobility of the charge carriers) motivates further research on germanium based materials. Semiconductor doping (e.g. introducing impurities into silicon and germanium in order to alter - and control - their properties) can be done by ion implantation or by in situ doping, whereby the host material is doped during growth. This thesis focuses on introducing dopants by ion implantation. The implantation as well as the subsequent measurements were performed in ISOLDE (CERN) using the emission channeling technique. Although ion implantation generates undesired defects in the host material (e.g. vacancies), such damage can be reduced by performing the implantation at an elevated temperature....

Augustyns, Valérie; Pereira, Lino

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Neutron Interactions as Seen by A Segmented Germanium Detector  

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The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is designed for the search for ``neutrinoless double beta decay'' (0-nu-2-beta) with germanium detectors enriched in Ge76. An 18-fold segmented prototype detector for GERDA Phase II was exposed to an AmBe neutron source to improve the understanding of neutron induced backgrounds. Neutron interactions with the germanium isotopes themselves and in the surrounding materials were studied. Segment information is used to identify neutron induced peaks in the recorded energy spectra. The Geant4 based simulation package MaGe is used to simulate the experiment. Though many photon peaks from germanium isotopes excited by neutrons are correctly described by Geant4, some physics processes were identified as being incorrectly treated or even missing.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kroeninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication and characterization of germanium-on-silicon photodiodes  

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Germanium is becoming an increasingly popular material to use in photonic systems. Due to its strong absorption in the near infrared and its relative ease of integration on silicon, it is a promising candidate for the ...

DiLello, Nicole Ann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flaw-limited transport in germanium-on-silicon photodiodes  

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Epitaxial germanium growth on silicon substrates has enabled a new class of photodiodes that can be integrated with traditional silicon electronics. Previous workers using lowthroughput growth techniques have demonstrated ...

Orcutt, Jason S. (Jason Scott)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low temperature carrier transport properties in isotopically controlled germanium  

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Investigations of electronic and optical properties of semiconductors often require specimens with extremely homogeneous dopant distributions and precisely controlled net-carrier concentrations and compensation ratios. The previous difficulties in fabricating such samples are overcome as reported in this thesis by growing high-purity Ge single crystals of controlled {sup 75}Ge and {sup 70}Ge isotopic compositions, and doping these crystals by the neutron transmutation doping (NTD) technique. The resulting net-impurity concentrations and the compensation ratios are precisely determined by the thermal neutron fluence and the [{sup 74}Ge]/[{sup 70}Ge] ratios of the starting Ge materials, respectively. This method also guarantees unprecedented doping uniformity. Using such samples the authors have conducted four types of electron (hole) transport studies probing the nature of (1) free carrier scattering by neutral impurities, (2) free carrier scattering by ionized impurities, (3) low temperature hopping conduction, and (4) free carrier transport in samples close to the metal-insulator transition.

Itoh, K.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for 2{nu}{beta}{beta} Decay of {sup 130}Te to the First Excited State of {sup 130}Xe with an Ultra-Low-Background Germanium Crystal Array  

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The goal of searching for zero-neutrino double-beta (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay is to probe an absolute neutrino mass scale suggested by the mass-splitting parameters observed by neutrino oscillation experiments. Furthermore, observation of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay is an explicit instance of Lepton-number non-conservation. A sensitive measurement of two-neutrino double-beta (2{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay can provide critical input to Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) calculations of the nuclear matrix elements in models similar to those used to extract the absolute neutrino mass from (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay experiments. Tellurium-130, an even-even nucleus, can undergo 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay to the first 0+ excited state of {sup 130}Xe producing three possible {gamma}-ray cascades as it transitions to the ground state. The Cascades detector is a high purity germanium (HPGe) crystal array consisting of two ultra-low-background copper cryostats each housing a hexagonal array of seven crystals. The project is currently being developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA (USA), and aims to obtain very high {gamma}-ray detection efficiency while utilizing highly effective and low-background shielding. GEANT4 simulations of the detector are performed for a {sup 130}Te sample in order to determine the optimum size and geometry of the source for maximum detection efficiency and predict its sensitivity for measuring 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay to the first 0+ excited state of {sup 130}Xe. These simulations are validated with calibration sources and presented.

Mizouni, L. K. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland WA 99352 (United States); University of South Carolina, 712 Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 (United States); Aalseth, C. E.; Erikson, L. E.; Hossbach, T. W.; Keillor, M. E.; Orrell, J. L. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland WA 99352 (United States); Avignone, F. T. III [University of South Carolina, 712 Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 (United States)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous patterns and nearly defect-free ripples produced by bombarding silicon and germanium with a beam of gold ions  

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We demonstrate that surface ripples with an exceptionally high degree of order can develop when germanium is bombarded with a broad beam of gold ions. In contrast, if silicon is sputtered with an Au{sup ?} beam, patches of ripples with two distinct wave vectors can emerge. These types of order can be understood if the coupling between the surface morphology and composition is taken into account.

Mollick, Safiul Alam; Ghose, Debabrata [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Sector - I, Block - AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Shipman, Patrick D. [Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 (United States); Mark Bradley, R. [Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 (United States)

2014-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

114

Purity of states in the theory of open quantum systems  

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The condition of purity of states for a damped harmonic oscillator is considered in the framework of Lindblad theory for open quantum systems. For a special choice of the environment coefficients, the correlated coherent states are shown to be the only states which remain pure all the time during the evolution of the considered system. These states are also the most stable under evolution in the presence of the environment.

A. Isar

2006-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

115

Thermoelectric Power of Germanium. Effect of 2000-atm Pressure  

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The effect of 2000-atm hydrostatic pressure on the thermoelectric power of n-and p-type germanium has been measured between 120 and 280°K. After spurious effects of heat conduction in the pressure medium were eliminated, the results could be explained in terms of pressure changes in the phonon-drag contribution.

P. J. Freud and G. M. Rothberg

1967-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

116

Enhanced life ion source for germanium and carbon ion implantation  

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Germanium and carbon ions represent a significant portion of total ion implantation steps in the process flow. Very often ion source materials that used to produce ions are chemically aggressive, especially at higher temperatures, and result in fast ion source performance degradation and a very limited lifetime [B.S. Freer, et. al., 2002 14th Intl. Conf. on Ion Implantation Technology Proc, IEEE Conf. Proc., p. 420 (2003)]. GeF{sub 4} and CO{sub 2} are commonly used to generate germanium and carbon beams. In the case of GeF{sub 4} controlling the tungsten deposition due to the de-composition of WF{sub 6} (halogen cycle) is critical to ion source life. With CO{sub 2}, the materials oxidation and carbon deposition must be controlled as both will affect cathode thermionic emission and anti-cathode (repeller) efficiencies due to the formation of volatile metal oxides. The improved ion source design Extended Life Source 3 (Eterna ELS3) together with its proprietary co-gas material implementation has demonstrated >300 hours of stable continuous operation when using carbon and germanium ion beams. Optimizing cogas chemistries retard the cathode erosion rate for germanium and carbon minimizes the adverse effects of oxygen when reducing gas is introduced for carbon. The proprietary combination of hardware and co-gas has improved source stability and the results of the hardware and co-gas development are discussed.

Hsieh, Tseh-Jen; Colvin, Neil; Kondratenko, Serguei [Axcelis Technologies, Inc. 108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915 (United States)

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

117

Properties of Heavily Doped n?Type Germanium  

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The electrical and optical properties of n?type germanium have been studied for doping levels greater than 5×1018 cm?3. Hall coefficient and resistivity measurements show that the electron mobility ? depends upon the specific group V donor used as a dopant and at a given carrier concentration increases in the order ?Aselementary conduction theory.

W. G. Spitzer; F. A. Trumbore; R. A. Logan

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Thermal Transport Measurement of Silicon-Germanium Nanowires  

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to the enhanced boundary scattering. Among the nanoscale semiconductor materials, Silicon-Germanium(SiGe) alloy nanowire is a promising candidate for thermoelectric materials The thermal conductivities of SiGe core-shell nanowires with core diameters of 96nm, 129...

Gwak, Yunki

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Axion Detection with Germanium Detectors Hannah LeTourneau  

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of germanium detectors which will be used primarily to search for neutrinoless double beta decay, which would matter, and dark energy.[2] Neutrinoless double beta decay (0) is an energet- ically possible decay method for determining the crystal axis orientation of Ge detectors. I. BACKGROUND A. Neutrinoless Double

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

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GERMANIUM--1997 32.1 By Robert D. Brown, Jr.  

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operations in Alaska and Tennessee, which supplied byproduct germanium concentrates to the export market, and three refineries, in New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. The refineries processed manufacturer's scrap, imported semirefined materials, and a small amount of old (postconsumer) scrap. Domestic refinery

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Low-and high-field transport properties of modulation-doped SiSiGe and GeSiGe heterostructures: Effect of phonon confinement in germanium quantum wells  

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electric fields, the mobility of these systems decreases from its Ohmic value owing to energy dependent temperature and a reduction in the 2D carrier mobility. Such ``hot car- rier'' transport in high-electric of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India J. C. Sturm Department of Electrical

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(Data in kilograms of germanium content, unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: The value of domestic refinery production of germanium, based on the 1996 producer  

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and Use: The value of domestic refinery production of germanium, based on the 1996 producer price. The domestic industry consisted of three germanium refineries, one each in New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, and two base metal mining operations, one in Tennessee and another in Alaska. Both of these mining

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EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF THE DEFENSE WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY (DWPF) LABORATORY GERMANIUM OXIDE USE ON RECYCLE TRANSFERS TO THE H-TANK FARM  

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When processing High Level Waste (HLW) glass, the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) cannot wait until the melt or waste glass has been made to assess its acceptability, since by then no further changes to the glass composition and acceptability are possible. Therefore, the acceptability decision is made on the upstream feed stream, rather than on the downstream melt or glass product. This strategy is known as 'feed forward statistical process control.' The DWPF depends on chemical analysis of the feed streams from the Sludge Receipt and Adjustment Tank (SRAT) and the Slurry Mix Evaporator (SME) where the frit plus adjusted sludge from the SRAT are mixed. The SME is the last vessel in which any chemical adjustments or frit additions can be made. Once the analyses of the SME product are deemed acceptable, the SME product is transferred to the Melter Feed Tank (MFT) and onto the melter. The SRAT and SME analyses have been analyzed by the DWPF laboratory using a 'Cold Chemical' method but this dissolution did not adequately dissolve all the elemental components. A new dissolution method which fuses the SRAT or SME product with cesium nitrate (CsNO{sub 3}), germanium (IV) oxide (GeO{sub 2}) and cesium carbonate (Cs{sub 2}CO{sub 3}) into a cesium germanate glass at 1050 C in platinum crucibles has been developed. Once the germanium glass is formed in that fusion, it is readily dissolved by concentrated nitric acid (about 1M) to solubilize all the elements in the SRAT and/or SME product for elemental analysis. When the chemical analyses are completed the acidic cesium-germanate solution is transferred from the DWPF analytic laboratory to the Recycle Collection Tank (RCT) where the pH is increased to {approx}12 M to be released back to the tank farm and the 2H evaporator. Therefore, about 2.5 kg/yr of GeO{sub 2}/year will be diluted into 1.4 million gallons of recycle. This 2.5 kg/yr of GeO{sub 2} may increase to 4 kg/yr when improvements are implemented to attain an annual canister production goal of 400 canisters. Since no Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) exists for germanium in the Tank Farm, the Effluent Treatment Project, or the Saltstone Production Facility, DWPF has requested an evaluation of the fate of the germanium in the caustic environment of the RCT, the 2H evaporator, and the tank farm. This report evaluates the effect of the addition of germanium to the tank farm based on: (1) the large dilution of Ge in the RCT and tank farm; (2) the solubility of germanium in caustic solutions (pH 12-13); (3) the potential of germanium to precipitate as germanium sodalites in the 2H Evaporator; and (4) the potential of germanium compounds to precipitate in the evaporator feed tank. This study concludes that the impacts of transferring up to 4 kg/yr germanium to the RCT (and subsequently the 2H evaporator feed tank and the 2H evaporator) results in <2 ppm per year (1.834 mg/L) which is the maximum instantaneous concentration expected from DWPF. This concentration is insignificant as most sodium germanates are soluble at the high pH of the feed tank and evaporator solutions. Even if sodium aluminosilicates form in the 2H evaporator, the Ge will likely substitute for some small amount of the Si in these structures and will be insignificant. It is recommended that the DWPF continue with their strategy to add germanium as a laboratory chemical to Attachment 8.2 of the DWPF Waste Compliance Plan (WCP).

Jantzen, C.; Laurinat, J.

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Relative x-ray collection efficiency, spatial resolution, and spectral resolution of spherically-bent quartz, mica, germanium, and pyrolytic graphite crystals  

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Abstract The relative x-ray collection efficiency, spatial resolution, and spectral resolution of spherically-bent quartz, mica, and germanium crystals were compared with cylindrically and spherically-bent highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and spherically-bent highly annealed pyrolytic graphite (HAPG) mosaic crystals. The crystals were characterized using Mn-K-?1 (5898.8 eV) and Mn-K-?2 (5887.6 eV) x-rays generated from a Manson x-ray source. The HOPG and HAPG crystals had about (10–100)× higher x-ray collection efficiency than the quartz, mica, and germanium crystals. However, good spatial resolutions were obtained with the quartz (49 ?m), mica (61 ?m), and germanium (275 ?m) crystals, while the HOPG and HAPG crystals provided no useful spatial resolving power. Deconvolution of the spectral broadening due to the Mn-K-?1 intrinsic width (2.33 eV), source size (320 ?m), and image plate detector resolution (63 ?m) demonstrated the spectral resolutions (E/?E) of the quartz (3800–6600), mica (4600), and germanium (3400–4500) crystals to be considerably higher than that of the HOPG (1200–2400) and HAPG (2500) crystals.

T. Ao; E.C. Harding; J.E. Bailey; G. Loisel; S. Patel; D.B. Sinars; L.P. Mix; D.F. Wenger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Bonding, Interfaces and Defects in Hafnium Oxide/Germanium Oxynitride Gate Stacks on Ge (100)  

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Correlations among interface properties and chemical bonding characteristics in HfO{sub 2}/GeO{sub x}N{sub y}/Ge MIS stacks were investigated using in-situ remote nitridation of the Ge (100) surface prior to HfO{sub 2} atomic layer deposition (ALD). Ultra thin ({approx}1.1 nm), thermally stable and aqueous etch-resistant GeO{sub x}N{sub y} interfaces layers that exhibited Ge core level photoelectron spectra (PES) similar to stoichiometric Ge{sub 3}N{sub 4} were synthesized. To evaluate GeO{sub x}N{sub y}/Ge interface defects, the density of interface states (D{sub it}) was extracted by the conductance method across the band gap. Forming gas annealed (FGA) samples exhibited substantially lower D{sub it} ({approx} 1 x 10{sup 12} cm{sup -2} eV{sup -1}) than did high vacuum annealed (HVA) and inert gas anneal (IGA) samples ({approx} 1x 10{sup 13} cm{sup -2} eV{sup -1}). Germanium core level photoelectron spectra from similar FGA-treated samples detected out-diffusion of germanium oxide to the HfO{sub 2} film surface and apparent modification of chemical bonding at the GeO{sub x}N{sub y}/Ge interface, which is related to the reduced D{sub it}.

Oshima, Yasuhiro; /Stanford U., Materials Sci. Dept.; Sun, Yun; /SLAC, SSRL; Kuzum, Duygu; /Stanford U.; Sugawara, Takuya; Saraswat, Krishna C.; Pianetta, Piero; /SLAC, SSRL; McIntyre, Paul C.; /Stanford U., Materials Sci. Dept.

2008-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Titanium and germanium lined hohlraums and halfraums as multi-keV x-ray radiators  

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As multi-keV x-ray radiators hohlraums and halfraums with inner walls coated with metallic materials (called liner) have been tested for the first time with laser as the energy drive. For titanium conversion efficiencies (CEs) are up to ? 14 % for emission into 4 ? integrating between 4.6 and 6.5 keV when a large diameter hohlraum is used. Germanium CE is ? 0.8 % into 4 ? between 9 and 13 keV. The highest CEs have been obtained with a 1 ns squared pulse and phase plates giving laser absorption near 99%. These high CEs are due to long-lasting good plasma conditions for multi-keV x-ray production maintained by plasma confinement inside the plastic cylinder and plasma collision leading to a burst of x rays at a time that depends on target size. As photon emitters at 4.7 keV titanium-lined hohlraums are the most efficient solid targets and data are close to CEs for gas targets which are considered as the upper limit for x-ray yields since their low density allows good laser absorption and low kinetics losses. As 10.3 keV x-ray emitters exploded germanium foils give best results one order of magnitude more efficient than thick targets; doped aerogels and lined hohlraums give similar yields about three times lower than those from exploded foils.

F. Girard; M. Primout; B. Villette; Ph. Stemmler; L. Jacquet; D. Babonneau; K. B. Fournier

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background reduction and sensitivity for germanium double beta decay experiments  

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Germanium detectors have very good capabilities for the investigation of rare phenomena like the neutrinoless double beta decay. Rejection of the background entangling the expected signal is one primary goal in this kind of experiments. Here, the attainable background reduction in the energy region where the neutrinoless double beta decay signal of 76Ge is expected to appear has been evaluated for experiments using germanium detectors, taking into consideration different strategies like the granularity of the detector system, the segmentation of each individual germanium detector and the application of Pulse Shape Analysis techniques to discriminate signal from background events. Detection efficiency to the signal is affected by background rejection techniques, and therefore it has been estimated for each of the background rejection scenarios considered. Finally, conditions regarding crystal mass, radiopurity, exposure to cosmic rays, shielding and rejection capabilities are discussed with the aim to achieve a background level of 10-3 c keV-1 kg-1 y-1 in the region of interest, which would allow to explore neutrino effective masses around 40 meV.

H. Gómez; S. Cebrián; J. Morales; J. A. Villar

2007-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Photosensitivity of optical fibers with extremely high germanium concentration  

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Writing and thermal annealing of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in an optical fiber containing 75 mol.% GeO2 in the core have been studied by analyzing the first three...

Medvedkov, Oleg I; Vasiliev, Sergei A; Gnusin, Pavel I; Dianov, Evgeny M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High phosphorous doped germanium: Dopant diffusion and modeling  

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The in situ n-type doping of Ge thin films epitaxial grown on Si substrates is limited to 1?×?10[superscript 19]?cm[superscript ?3] by the phosphorous out-diffusion during growth at 600?°C. By studying the phosphorous ...

Cai, Yan

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ACCURATE ESTIMATIONS OF STELLAR AND INTERSTELLAR TRANSITION LINES OF TRIPLY IONIZED GERMANIUM  

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In this paper, we report on weighted oscillator strengths of E1 transitions and transition probabilities of E2 transitions among different low-lying states of triply ionized germanium using highly correlated relativistic coupled cluster (RCC) method. Due to the abundance of Ge IV in the solar system, planetary nebulae, white dwarf stars, etc., the study of such transitions is important from an astrophysical point of view. The weighted oscillator strengths of E1 transitions are presented in length and velocity gauge forms to check the accuracy of the calculations. We find excellent agreement between calculated and experimental excitation energies. Oscillator strengths of few transitions, wherever studied in the literature via other theoretical and experimental approaches, are compared with our RCC calculations.

Dutta, Narendra Nath; Majumder, Sonjoy, E-mail: narendranathdutta7@gmail.com, E-mail: sonjoy@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721 302 (India)

2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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HEROICA: an Underground Facility for the Fast Screening of Germanium Detectors  

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An infrastructure to characterize germanium detectors has been designed and constructed at the HADES Underground Research Laboratory, located in Mol (Belgium). Thanks to the 223m overburden of clay and sand, the muon flux is lowered by four orders of magnitude. This natural shield minimizes the exposure of radio-pure germanium material to cosmic radiation resulting in a significant suppression of cosmogenic activation in the germanium detectors. The project has been strongly motivated by a special production of germanium detectors for the GERDA experiment. GERDA, currently collecting data at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN, is searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge. In the near future, GERDA will increase its mass and sensitivity by adding new Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors. The production of the BEGe detectors is done at Canberra in Olen (Belgium), located about 30km from the underground test site. Therefore, HADES is used both for storage of the crystals over night...

Andreotti, E; Maneschg, W; Barros, N; Benato, G; Brugnera, R; Costa, F; Falkenstein, R; Guthikonda, K K; Hegai, A; Hemmer, S; Hult, M; Jaenner, K; Kihm, T; Lehnert, B; Liao, H; Lubashevskiy, A; Lutter, G; Marissens, G; Modenese, L; Pandola, L; Reissfelder, M; Sada, C; Salathe, M; Schmitt, C; Schulz, O; Schwingenheuer, B; Turcato, M; Ur, C; von Sturm, K; Wagner, V; Westermann, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Germanium Back Contact Type Thermophotovoltaic Cell  

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A Ge back contact type photovoltaic cell has been proposed to reduce resistance loss for high current densities in thermophotovoltaic systems. The back contact structure requires less surface recombination velocities than conventional structures with front grid contacts. A SiO2/SiNx double anti-reflection coating including a high refractive index SiNx layer was studied. The SiNx layer has an enough passivation effect to obtain high efficiency. The quantum efficiency of the Ge cell was around 0.8 in the 800-1600 nm wavelength range. The conversion efficiency for infrared lights was estimated at 18% for a blackbody surface and 25% for a selective emitter by using the quantum efficiency and a simulation analysis.

Nagashima, Tomonori; Okumura, Kenichi [Future Project Div., Toyota Motor Corporation, 1200 Mishuku, Susono, Shizuoka 410-1193 (Japan); Yamaguchi, Masafumi [Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511 (Japan)

2007-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction of phosphorus diffusion in germanium by fluorine implantation  

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The control of phosphorus (P) diffusion in germanium (Ge) is essential for the realisation of ultrashallow n-type junctions in Ge. This work reports a detailed study of the effect of fluorine (F) co-implantation on P diffusion in Ge. P and F profiles were characterized by secondary ion mass spectroscopy. The ion implantation damage was investigated using cross sectional transmission electron microscopy. It is shown that F co-implantation reduces the implanted P profile width and reduces both intrinsic and extrinsic P diffusion in Ge. A defect mediated mechanism for the strong influence of F co-implantation on P diffusion in Ge is proposed and invokes the formation of F{sub n}V{sub m} clusters in the F-amorphized Ge layer. A fraction of these F{sub n}V{sub m} clusters decorate the interstitial type end-of-range defects in the re-grown Ge layer and the rest react during re-growth with interstitial germanium atoms diffusing back from the amorphous crystalline interface. The Ge vacancies are then annihilated and mobile interstitial F is released and out diffuses from the surface. This results in a re-grown Ge layer which has a low vacancy concentration and in which the P diffusion rate is reduced. These results open the way to the realization of enhanced Ge n-type devices.

El Mubarek, H. A. W. [School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom)

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Femtosecond kinetics of photoexcited carriers in germanium  

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Thermalization, intervalley scattering, and cooling of photoexcited carriers are observed in the indirect-band-gap semiconductor Ge through time-resolved direct-band-gap transmission and luminescence with 100-fs resolution. The transmission experiment, which uses ?=1.53 ?m, 120-fs pulses from a 76-MHz optical parametric oscillator takes advantage of the indirect-band-gap character of Ge to unambiguously determine the ??L intervalley scattering time at 295 K. The measured ??L transfer time for electrons at the ? valley edge is 230±25 fs yielding 4.2±0.2×108 eV/cm for the D?-L intervalley deformation potential. The luminescence experiments were performed at 10 K using a standard time and spectrally gated up-conversion technique employing an 82-MHz, 80-fs pulse width Ti:sapphire laser operating at ?=750 nm. From the luminescence experiments conducted with peak carrier densities of 1018–1019 cm-3, we observe that ??L,X scattering competes with carrier-carrier scattering so that nonthermalized carriers are observed for up to several hundred femtoseconds after an excitation pulse. Because the initial carrier kinetic energy is quite high we find that in addition to phonon-assisted L-L intervalley scattering, X-L and X-X processes must be included to account for a carrier-cooling time. A value of 5×108 eV/cm is obtained for the DX-X deformation potential.

X. Q. Zhou; H. M. van Driel; G. Mak

1994-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanically Cooled Large-Volume Germanium Detector Systems for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring  

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Compact maintenance free mechanical cooling systems are being developed to operate large volume (~570 cm3, ~3 kg, 140% or larger) germanium detectors for field applications. We are using a new generation of Stirling-cycle mechanical coolers for operating the very largest volume germanium detectors with absolutely no maintenance or liquid nitrogen requirements. The user will be able to leave these systems unplugged on the shelf until needed. The flip of a switch will bring a system to life in ~1 hour for measurements. The maintenance-free operating lifetime of these detector systems will exceed five years. These features are necessary for remote long-duration liquid-nitrogen free deployment of large-volume germanium gamma-ray detector systems for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring (NEM). The Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler/Analyzer (RASA) will greatly benefit from the availability of such detectors by eliminating the need for liquid nitrogen at RASA sites while still allowing the very largest available germanium detectors to be utilized. These mechanically cooled germanium detector systems being developed here will provide the largest, most sensitive detectors possible for use with the RASA. To provide such systems, the appropriate technical fundamentals are being researched. Mechanical cooling of germanium detectors has historically been a difficult endeavor. The success or failure of mechanically cooled germanium detectors stems from three main technical issues: temperature, vacuum, and vibration. These factors affect one another. There is a particularly crucial relationship between vacuum and temperature. These factors will be experimentally studied both separately and together to insure a solid understanding of the physical limitations each factor places on a practical mechanically cooled germanium detector system for field use. Using this knowledge, a series of mechanically cooled germanium detector prototype systems are being designed and fabricated. Our collaborators at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will evaluate these detector systems on the bench top and eventually in RASA systems to insure reliable and practical operation.

Hull, Ethan L.; Pehl, Richard H.; Lathrop, James R.; Martin, Gregory N.; Mashburn, R. B.; Miley, Harry S.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Bowyer, Ted W.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion implantation of boron in germanium  

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Ion implantation of /sup 11/B/sup +/ into room temperature Ge samples leads to a p-type layer prior to any post implant annealing steps. Variable temperature Hall measurements and deep level transient spectroscopy experiments indicate that room temperature implantation of /sup 11/B/sup +/ into Ge results in 100% of the boron ions being electrically active as shallow acceptor, over the entire dose range (5 x 10/sup 11//cm/sup 2/ to 1 x 10/sup 14//cm/sup 2/) and energy range (25 keV to 100 keV) investigated, without any post implant annealing. The concentration of damage related acceptor centers is only 10% of the boron related, shallow acceptor center concentration for low energy implants (25 keV), but becomes dominant at high energies (100 keV) and low doses (<1 x 10/sup 12//cm/sup 2/). Three damage related hole traps are produced by ion implantation of /sup 11/B/sup +/. Two of these hole traps have also been observed in ..gamma..-irradiated Ge and may be oxygen-vacancy related defects, while the third trap may be divacancy related. All three traps anneal out at low temperatures (<300/sup 0/C). Boron, from room temperature implantation of BF/sub 2//sup +/ into Ge, is not substitutionally active prior to a post implant annealing step of 250/sup 0/C for 30 minutes. After annealing additional shallow acceptors are observed in BF/sub 2//sup +/ implanted samples which may be due to fluorine or flourine related complexes which are electrically active.

Jones, K.S.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Radionuclides of Arsenic Produced by Deuteron Bombardment of Germanium  

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The arsenic produced by a deuteron bombardment of germanium has been studied to determine the nuclides present in the mixture. Identification of the isotopes was made by comparing measured values of half-life and maximum ? energy with published values. Counting rates were measured with 4? and coincidence counters, obtaining half-lives which indicated that the nuclidic mixture was made up of As71, As72, As73, As74, and As77. These findings were confirmed by maximum ? energy values obtained by absorption measurements and by ?-energy values found using a ?-ray scintillation spectrometer. Measurements indicated that the 40-hr half-life reported for As77 is in error by a significant amount, and that no As76 was obtained from this bombardment. Thick target yield data were determined for each nuclide from the 4? counter measurements.

H. J. Watters and J. F. Fagan; Jr.

1953-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoconductivity of germanium tin alloys grown by molecular beam epitaxy  

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Photocurrent spectroscopy was used to measure the infrared absorption of germanium-tin alloys grown by molecular beam epitaxy. To study dependence on Sn composition, the photocurrent was measured at 100 K on alloys of Ge{sub 1-x}Sn{sub x} with atomic percentages of Sn up to 9.8%. The optical absorption coefficient was calculated from the photocurrent, and it was found that the absorption edge and extracted bandgap energy decreased with increasing Sn content. For all Ge{sub 1-x}Sn{sub x} samples, a fundamental bandgap below that of bulk Ge was observed, and a bandgap energy as low as 0.624 eV was found for a Sn percentage of 9.8% at 100 K.

Coppinger, Matthew; Hart, John; Bhargava, Nupur; Kim, Sangcheol; Kolodzey, James [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States)

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of manufacturing a niobium-aluminum-germanium superconductive material  

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A method for manufacturing flexible Nb.sub.3 (Al,Ge) multifilamentary superconductive material in which a sintered porous niobium compact is infiltrated with an aluminum-germanium alloy and thereafter deformed and heat treated in a series of steps at different successively higher temperatures preferably below 1000.degree. C. to produce filaments composed of Nb.sub.3 (Al,G3) within the compact. By avoiding temperatures in excess of 1000.degree. C. during the heat treatment, cladding material such as copper can be applied to facilitate a deformation step preceding the heat treatment and can remain in place through the heat treatment to also serve as a temperature stabilizer for supeconductive material produced. Further, these lower heat treatment temperatures favor formation of filaments with reduced grain size and, hence with more grain boundaries which in turn increase the current-carrying capacity of the superconductive material.

Wang, John L. (San Francisco, CA); Pickus, Milton R. (Oakland, CA); Douglas, Kent E. (Redondo Beach, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Size Effects on the Thermal Conductivity of Silicon-Germanium Alloy Thin Films  

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We experimentally investigate the role of size effects and boundary scattering on the thermal conductivity of silicon-germanium alloys. The thermal conductivities of a series of epitaxially grown Si[subscript 1-x] Ge[subscript ...

Cheaito, Ramez

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Electronic and magnetic properties of Fe and Mn doped two dimensional hexagonal germanium sheets  

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Using first principles density functional theory calculations, the present paper reports systematic total energy calculations of the electronic properties such as density of states and magnetic moment of pristine and iron and manganese doped two dimensional hexagonal germanium sheets.

Soni, Himadri R., E-mail: himadri.soni@gmail.com; Jha, Prafulla K., E-mail: himadri.soni@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar-364001 (India)

2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Regulatory Authority low energy germanium detection system: performance for the uranium individual monitoring  

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......Regulatory Authority low energy germanium detection...Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2 Sociedad Argentina de Radioproteccion...Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina The lung counter facility...for 235U photopeaks energies and for each effective......

M. R. Spinella; M. Krimer; A. M. Rojo; I. Gomez Parada; B. N. Gregori

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of Nanocrystalline Germanium via Oxidation of Si?.??Ge?.?? for Memory Device Applications  

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In this work, we studied the possibility of synthesizing nanocrystalline germanium (Ge) via dry and wet oxidation of both amorphous and polycrystalline Si?.??Ge?.?? films. In dry oxidation, Ge was rejected from the growing ...

Kan, Eric Win Hong

144

Aqueous solution synthesis of reduced graphene oxide-germanium nanoparticles and their electrical property testing  

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Aqueous solution synthesis of reduced graphene oxide-germanium nanoparticles (RGO-GeNPs) was developed using graphene oxide (GO) as stabilizer, which could ... . The as-synthesized RGO-GeNPs showed excellent battery

Huabin Yin; Jinmei Luo; Peihui Yang; Pinghe Yin

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon-germanium saturable absorbers and erbium-doped waveguides for integrated mode-locked lasers  

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In this thesis, Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) Saturable Bragg Reflectors (SBR) and Erbium-doped waveguide chips are fabricated and characterized as crucial components for integration of a mode-locked laser on a Si-chip. The ...

Byun, Hyunil

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEROICA: A fast screening facility for the characterization of germanium detectors  

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In the course of 2012, a facility for the fast screening of germanium detectors called HEROICA (Hades Experimental Research Of Intrinsic Crystal Appliances) has been installed at the HADES underground laboratory in the premises of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, in Mol (Belgium). The facility allows performing a complete characterization of the critical germanium detectors' operational parameters with a rate of about two detectors per week.

Andreotti, Erica [Universität Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, 72076 Tübingen (Germany)] [Universität Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, 72076 Tübingen (Germany); Collaboration: GERDA Collaboration

2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee Fuel Purity Specifications Workshop  

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Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee Fuel Purity Specifications Workshop April 26, 2004 Summary Notes Jim Ohi May 25, 2004 Neil Rossmeissl, DOE Technology Manager for Hydrogen Safety, Codes and Standards, welcomed the attendees and opened the workshop by providing background information on how an R&D plan for fuel purity would fit into the overall codes and standards R&D planning process. After introductions by the participants, Jim Ohi of NREL reviewed the agenda and the purpose of the workshop, which were to: 1. gain a better understanding of who is doing what in developing fuel purity guidelines and standards in terms of objectives, definitions, scope, timetable, and participants 2. develop a rough work breakdown structure of the fuel purity issue for the total "fuel

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Verification of the need for optical purity measurement of chiral pesticide standards as agricultural reference materials  

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In this study, optical purity measurement was performed on eight kinds of commercially available pesticide, namely, Dimethenamid-P, Dichlorprop-P, Fluazifop-P butyl, Indoxacarb, Metalaxyl-M, Mecoprop-P, Quizal...

Koichi Saito; Masakazu Yato; Takeshi Ito…

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low energy consumption method for separating gaseous mixtures and in particular for medium purity oxygen production  

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A method for the separation of gaseous mixtures such as air and for producing medium purity oxygen, comprising compressing the gaseous mixture in a first compressor to about 3.9-4.1 atmospheres pressure, passing said compressed gaseous mixture in heat exchange relationship with sub-ambient temperature gaseous nitrogen, dividing the cooled, pressurized gaseous mixture into first and second streams, introducing the first stream into the high pressure chamber of a double rectification column, separating the gaseous mixture in the rectification column into a liquid oxygen-enriched stream and a gaseous nitrogen stream and supplying the gaseous nitrogen stream for cooling the compressed gaseous mixture, removing the liquid oxygen-enriched stream from the low pressure chamber of the rectification column and pumping the liquid, oxygen-enriched steam to a predetermined pressure, cooling the second stream, condensing the cooled second stream and evaporating the oxygen-enriched stream in an evaporator-condenser, delivering the condensed second stream to the high pressure chamber of the rectification column, and heating the oxygen-enriched stream and blending the oxygen-enriched stream with a compressed blend-air stream to the desired oxygen concentration.

Jujasz, Albert J. (North Olmsted, OH); Burkhart, James A. (Olmsted Falls, OH); Greenberg, Ralph (New York, NY)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Germanium-rich silicon-germanium materials for field-effect modular application  

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The development of electric-field-induced optical modulation in the materials capable of monolithically integrated on silicon (Si) substrates offer the possibility of high-speed modulation in a pico second timeframe as ...

Jongthammanurak, Samerkhae

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural modifications of low-energy heavy-ion irradiated germanium  

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Heavy-ion irradiation of crystalline germanium (c-Ge) results in the formation of a homogeneous amorphous germanium (a-Ge) layer at the surface. This a-Ge layer undergoes structural modification such as a strong volume expansion accompanied by drastic surface blackening with further ion irradiation. In the present paper we investigate the mechanism of this ion-induced structural modification in a-Ge basically for the irradiation with I ions (3 and 9 MeV) at room and low temperature as a function of ion fluence for the ion incidence angles of {Theta}=7 deg. and {Theta}=45 deg. For comparison, Ag- and Au-ion irradiations were performed at room temperature as a function of the ion fluence. At fluences two orders of magnitude above the amorphization threshold, morphological changes were observed for all irradiation conditions used. Over a wide range of ion fluences we demonstrate that the volume expansion is caused by the formation of voids at the surface and in the depth of the projected ion range. At high ion fluences the amorphous layer transforms into a porous structure as established by cross section and plan view electron microscopy investigations. However, the formation depth of the surface and buried voids as well as the shape and the dimension of the final porous structure depend on the ion fluence, ion species, and irradiation temperature and will be discussed in detail. The rate of the volume expansion (i.e., porous layer formation) depends linearly on the value of {epsilon}{sub n}. This clearly demonstrates that the structural changes are determined solely by the nuclear energy deposited within the amorphous phase. In addition, at high ion fluences all perpendicular ion irradiations lead to a formation of a microstructure at the surface, whereas for nonperpendicular ion irradiations a nonsaturating irreversible plastic deformation (ion hammering) without a microstructure formation is observed. For the irradiation with ion energies of several MeV, the effect of plastic deformation shows a linear dependence on the ion fluence. Based on these results, we provide an explanation for the differences in surface morphology observed for different angles of incidence of the ion beam will be discussed in detail.

Steinbach, T.; Wernecke, J.; Wesch, W. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Kluth, P.; Ridgway, M. C. [Australian National University, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Canberra (Australia)

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Simultaneous precipitation of magnesite and lizardite from1 hydrothermal alteration of olivine under high-carbonate alkalinity2  

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olivine (chrysotile+brucite+small amount of50 residual olivine) and high-purity chrysotile at the same

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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High-pressure xenon detector development at Constellation Technology Corporation  

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Xenon-filled ionization detectors, due to their high atomic number fill gas (Z=54), moderate densities (?0.3–0.5 g/cm3) and good energy resolution (2–4% at 662 keV), fill an important niche between more familiar technologies such as NaI(Tl) scintillators and germanium detectors. Until recently, difficulties with obtaining sufficient xenon purity, reducing microphonic sensitivity, and developing low-noise electronics compatible with small ionization signals have hampered the development of this nuclear detection field. Constellation Technology Corporation, whose experience with xenon detectors goes back to the mid 1990s, has made significant progress in these areas and has developed a commercial line of detectors with active volumes ranging from small (35 g Xe) to large (1400 g Xe). Current applications for Constellation's detectors are principally in the area of defense (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Advanced Spectroscopic Portals), but as awareness of this technology grows, it will surely find applications in a much expanded range of fields.

Robert A. Austin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical transitions of holes in uniaxially compressed germanium  

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Spontaneous emission and photoconductivity of germanium with gallium impurity are studied for determining the energy spectrum of hole states in this material in which radiation can be induced as a result of transitions of holes between these states. Holes were excited by electric field pulses with a strength up to 12 kV/cm at T = 4.2 K under uniaxial compression of samples up to 12 kbar. It has been found that hole emission spectra for transitions between resonant and local states of the impurity have a structure identical to the photoconductivity and absorption spectra. Transitions from resonance states, which are associated with the heavy hole subband, have not been detected. It has been found that in an electric field lower than 100 V/cm, a compressed crystal emits as a result of transitions of heavy holes. In a strong electric field (1-3 kV/cm), emission is observed in the energy range up to 140 meV, and transitions with emission of TA and LO phonons appear in such a field. The emission spectra under pressures of 0 and 12 kbar differ insignificantly. Hence, it follows that the contributions from heavy and light holes in a strong electric field are indistinguishable.

Pokrovskii, Ya. E., E-mail: yaep@cplire.ru; Khvalkovskii, N. A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (Russian Federation)

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Properties of Heavily Doped n?Type Germanium  

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The electrical and optical properties of n?type germanium have been studied for doping levels greater than 5×1018 cm?3. Hall coefficient and resistivity measurements show that the electron mobility ? depends upon the specific group V donor used as a dopant and at a given carrier concentration increases in the order ?Aselectrically inactive. Rapid quenching of this material resulted in larger carrier concentrations and a better correlation with crystal growth parameters. Distribution coefficients were calculated from the electrical measurements on antimony?doped crystals grown by a solvent evaporation technique. No significant ``facet effect'' was observed for these crystals. Reflectivity measurements between 2 and 24 ? were used to deduce the electron effective mass as a function of carrier concentration. In the carrier concentration range studied (up to 8×1019 cm?3) the effective mass increases only slightly and is independent of the specific dopant. The free carrier absorption is dependent on dopant. The absorption and electrical data are correlated by using elementary conduction theory.

W. G. Spitzer; F. A. Trumbore; R. A. Logan

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Device Performance of Germanium Nanowire Junctionless (GeNW-JL) MOSFETs by Germanide Contact Formation with Ar  

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Enhanced Device Performance of Germanium Nanowire Junctionless (GeNW-JL) MOSFETs by Germanide nanowire junctionless (GeNW-JL) metal-oxide-semiconductor-field-effect-transistors (MOSFETs) exhibited in the suboxide on the GeNW, whose germanium- enrichment surface was obtained to form a germanide contact at low

Jo, Moon-Ho

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Marsden - IPRC 2012- Uranium Product Purity.29 Aug 2012  

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Purity Purity of Uranium Product from Electrochemical Recycling of Used Metallic Fuel K.C. Marsden B.R. Westphal M.N. Patterson B. Pesic 2012 IPRC August 26-29, 2012 Contents  Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) of the INL  Fuel Conditioning Facility  Processing at the Fuel Conditioning Facility  Value of Uranium Product Purity  Inputs - FFTF Fuel and ER Salt  Dendrite Samples  Final Product Samples  Future Studies 2 Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) of the INL  ~ 45 km west of Idaho Falls, ~800 employees  Location of former EBR-II reactor  Two hot cell facilities and multiple laboratories for research with irradiated materials - Irradiated Material Characterization Laboratory (IMCL) - Electron Microscopy Laboratory (EML) - Hot Fuel Examination Facility (HFEF) - Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) 3 Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF)  Rectangular

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High mobility strained Si/SiGe heterostructure MOSFETs : channel engineering and virtual substrate optimization  

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High quality relaxed silicon-germanium graded buffers are an important platform for monolithic integration of high speed heterostructure field-effect transistors and III-V-based optoelectronics onto silicon substrates. In ...

Leitz, Christopher W. (Christopher William), 1976-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ternary silicon germanium nitrides: A class of tunable band gap materials  

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Ternary silicon germanium nitrides with compositions of both Si1?xGexN and (Si1?xGex)3N4 are predicted to have a band gap that decreases as the germanium:silicon ratio increases. The band gap is indirect for the silicon-rich compounds but becomes direct as the germanium content increases, due to greater mixing of s and p states in the conduction band. This effect of band gap tunability has recently been reported for (Si1?xGex)3N4 in the spinel structure [Boyko et al., Phys. Rev. B 81, 155207 (2010)]. Our results suggest that this is a more general effect and that ternary group-14 nitrides should form a class of semiconducting materials for which the band gap can be tuned by controlling the composition.

Judy N. Hart; Neil L. Allan; Frederik Claeyssens

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76  

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The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay would determine whether the neutrino is a Majorana particle and provide information on the absolute scale of neutrino mass. The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the DEMONSTRATOR, an array of germanium detectors, to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76-Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR will contain 40 kg of germanium; up to 30 kg will be enriched to 86% in 76-Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR will be deployed deep underground in an ultra-low-background shielded environment. Operation of the DEMONSTRATOR aims to determine whether a future tonne-scale germanium experiment can achieve a background goal of one count per tonne-year in a 4-keV region of interest around the 76-Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay Q-value of 2039 keV.

MAJORANA Collaboration; A. G. Schubert; E. Aguayo; F. T. Avignone III; H. O. Back; A. S. Barabash; M. Bergevin; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y-D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; J. Leon; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; P. Finnerty; F. M. Fraenkle; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; A. Hime; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. E. Keillor; C. Keller; J. D. Kephart; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. LaFerriere; B. H. LaRoque; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; D. -M. Mei; J. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. Overman; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; G. Perumpilly; G. Prior; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; V. Sobolev; D. Steele; J. Strain; K. Thomas; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; I. Vanyushin; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; B. A. Wolfe; E. Yakushev; A. R. Young; C. ?H. Yu; V. Yumatov; C. Zhan

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Maximally Accessible Purity in Coherently Controlled Open Quantum Systems: Application to Quantum State Engineering  

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A fundamental problem in quantum control is to precisely characterize the controlled system dynamics when decoherence effects are present. In this work, we derive the upper bound of achievable purity for coherently driven dissipative systems, which is rather useful for assessing control performances. The theory is further testified on a two-qubit nuclear magnetic resonance spin system. Under joint effects of coherent pulses and system relaxation, we are able to implement the tasks of open system polarization transfer and pseudopure state preparation with remarkably, both of them approaching near optimal performance in purity. Our work shows great applicative potential of utilizing rather than suppressing relaxation effects in open system control protocols.

Jun Li; Dawei Lu; Zhihuang Luo; Raymond Laflamme; Xinhua Peng; Jiangfeng Du

2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Doping of germanium and silicon crystals with non-hydrogenic acceptors for far infrared lasers  

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A method for doping semiconductors used for far infrared lasers with non-hydrogenic acceptors having binding energies larger than the energy of the laser photons. Doping of germanium or silicon crystals with beryllium, zinc or copper. A far infrared laser comprising germanium crystals doped with double or triple acceptor dopants permitting the doped laser to be tuned continuously from 1 to 4 terahertz and to operate in continuous mode. A method for operating semiconductor hole population inversion lasers with a closed cycle refrigerator.

Haller, Eugene E. (Berkeley, CA); Brundermann, Erik (Berlin, DE)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for measuring purity of noble gases  

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A device for detecting impurities in a noble gas includes a detection chamber and a source of pulsed ultraviolet light. The pulse of the ultraviolet light is transferred into the detection chamber and onto a photocathode, thereby emitting a cloud of free electrons into the noble gas within the detection chamber. The cloud of electrons is attracted to the opposite end of the detection chamber by a high positive voltage potential at that end and focused onto a sensing anode. If there are impurities in the noble gas, some or all of the electrons within the cloud will bond with the impurity molecules and not reach the sensing anode. Therefore, measuring a lower signal at the sensing anode indicates a higher level of impurities while sensing a higher signal indicates fewer impurities. Impurities in the range of one part per billion can be measured by this device.

Austin, Robert (Largo, FL)

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reaction studies of hot silicon and germanium radicals. Progress report, September 1, 1979-August 31, 1980  

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The experimental approach to attaining the goals of this research program is briefly outlined and the progress made in the last year is reviewed in sections entitled: (a) primary steps in the reaction of recoiling silicon and germanium atoms and the identification of reactive intermediates in the recoil reactions; (b) thermally induced silylene and germylene reactions; (c) ion-molecule reaction studies.

Gaspar, P.P.

1980-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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On the formation of solid state crystallized intrinsic polycrystalline germanium thin films  

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Meng, Zhonghe Jin, and Gururaj A. Bhat Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Large grain p-type polycrystalline germanium with a Hall effect hole mobility of greater than 300 cm2 Vs

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Vacancy-Hydrogen Complexes in Germanium B. J. Coomer , P. Leary , M. Budde , B. Bech Nielsen ,  

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Vacancy-Hydrogen Complexes in Germanium B. J. Coomer , P. Leary , M. Budde , B. Bech Nielsen , R-density-functional pseudopotential theory is used to investigate the structural, elec- tronic and vibrational properties of vacancy the relaxed structures. Key words: Ge, H, vacancy, complexes, Ab Initio theory Introduction The tendency

Jones, Robert

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By Errol D. Sehnke Germanium is a grayish-white, metallic the same as in 1993.  

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in Domestic refinery production and 1994, Union Minière of Belgium sold its zin c consumption for germanium are estimated by mining and refining operations in the Unite d the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) on the basis the new management, the Estimated domestic refinery production of Clarksville, TN, zinc refinery continued

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Evaluation of high-purity limestones and dolostones in northern Michigan  

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...are an additional concern. If deposits are not located near markets, cheap transpor- tation must be available. In Michigan...w a s per formed with a Model 35 Sprague and H e n w o o d diesel-powered rig equipped with AQ-size wire-line equ ipment...

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Depleted uranium hexafluoride – technogenic raw material for obtaining high-purity inorganic fluorides  

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The problem of handling depleted uranium hexafluoride is discussed. An effective and ecologically safe variant of complex recycling of depleted uranium hexafluoride with uranium oxides, organic compounds, and hig...

E. P. Magomedbekov; S. V. Chizhevskaya; O. M. Klimenko; A. V. Davydov…

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH PURITY FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS BY SOL-GEL PROCESS FOR MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS  

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in methanol at a concentration of 0.1 M titanium isopropoxide, Ti(C3H7C)4), is then added to the solution to yield a 1:1 molar ratio of barium-titanium complex alkoxide solution. This precursor is produced at room for the production of BST and PTO. This new approach of producing ferroelectric material presents several advantages

De Flaviis, Franco

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DOI: 10.1002/adem.201200034 High Purity Ultrafine-Grained Nickel Processed by  

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, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray line profile analysis. After dynamic deformation the microstructure route of deformation.[23] DPD technique was recently used to produce UFG micro- structures in Al, Cu a heterogeneous microstructure along both the diameter and the thickness of the sample. X-ray line profile

Gubicza, Jenõ

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A first-principles core-level XPS study on the boron impurities in germanium crystal  

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We systematically investigated the x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) core-level shifts and formation energies of boron defects in germanium crystals and compared the results to those in silicon crystals. Both for XPS core-level shifts and formation energies, relationship between defects in Si and Ge is roughly linear. From the similarity in the formation energy, it is expected that the exotic clusters like icosahedral B12 exist in Ge as well as in Si.

Yamauchi, Jun [Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Yoshimoto, Yoshihide [Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama-Minami, Tottori, 680-8552 (Japan); Suwa, Yuji [Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., Hatoyama, Saitama 350-0395 (Japan)

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Ab initio MO studies on disilane, germylsilane, and digermane radical anions as prototypes of polymer anions with silicon and germanium backbones  

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Ab initio MO studies on disilane, germylsilane, and digermane radical anions as prototypes of polymer anions with silicon and germanium backbones ...

Tsukasa Tada; Reiko Yoshimura

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of the Formation Energy of a Schottky Defect in Germanium  

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The formation energy of a Schottky defect in germanium has been calculated from first principles by using the valence-bond method of Heitler and London. The formation energy of a vacancy is given by the difference between the ground-state energy of the crystal containing the defect and that of the perfect crystal. The latter is derived by using a method based on the general directional theory of valence. The energy of the defect crystal is obtained by using the same general method but taking into account the possible pairing schemes for the vacancy electrons and applying the method of resonance. The tetrahedral valence state of germanium is used as the reference level for the various energies in the calculation. The numerical result obtained depends on the value chosen for the cohesive energy of germanium. Using an average of the three reported values for this quantity, we find for the formation energy at a Schottky defect Ev=2.21±0.18 eV. This is in good agreement with the experimental values.

C. J. Hwang and L. A. K. Watt

1968-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Annealing of electron-induced defects in n-type germanium  

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n-type, 1013 and 2 × 1015 cm-3 doped germanium has been irradiated with ? 1-MeV electrons at liquid-helium and room temperatures. With the use of transient-capacitance spectroscopy, six electron traps and one hole trap were observed following irradiation at 4 K. Their energy levels have been determined to be at Ec-40, 120, 120, 260, 390, and 530 meV, and at Ev+250 meV. The isochronal annealing behavior of these traps, in addition to that of the four electron traps and of the four hole traps produced by room-temperature irradiation, has been studied in detail. Comparison of our results with previously published ones indicates that (i) the divacancy anneals around 150°C and the E center around 100°C, (ii) the two levels at Ec-120 meV are associated with the germanium interstitial or complexes involving a germanium interstitial, and (iii) there appears to be a vacancy level in the range 100-200 meV from the conduction band, which anneals at ? 100 K.

P. M. Mooney; F. Poulin; J. C. Bourgoin

1983-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The CDEX-1 1 kg Point-Contact Germanium Detector for Low Mass Dark Matter Searches  

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The CDEX Collaboration has been established for direct detection of light dark matter particles, using ultra-low energy threshold p-type point-contact germanium detectors, in China JinPing underground Laboratory (CJPL). The first 1 kg point-contact germanium detector with a sub-keV energy threshold has been tested in a passive shielding system located in CJPL. The outputs from both the point-contact p+ electrode and the outside n+ electrode make it possible to scan the lower energy range of less than 1 keV and at the same time to detect the higher energy range up to 3 MeV. The outputs from both p+ and n+ electrode may also provide a more powerful method for signal discrimination for dark matter experiment. Some key parameters, including energy resolution, dead time, decay times of internal X-rays, and system stability, have been tested and measured. The results show that the 1 kg point-contact germanium detector, together with its shielding system and electronics, can run smoothly with good performances. This...

Kang, Ke-Jun; Wu, Yu-Cheng; Cheng, Jian-Ping; Li, Yuan-Jing; Bai, Yang; Bi, Yong; Chang, Jian-Ping; Chen, Nan; Chen, Ning; Chen, Qing-Hao; Chen, Yun-Hua; Chuang, You-Chun; Dend, Zhi; Du, Qiang; Gong, Hui; Hao, Xi-Qing; He, Qing-Ju; Hu, Xin-Hui; Huang, Han-Xiong; Huang, Teng-Rui; Jiang, Hao; Li, Hau-Bin; Li, Jian-Min; Li, Jin; Li, Jun; Li, Xia; Li, Xin-Ying; Li, Xue-Qian; Li, Yu-Lan; Liao, Heng-Ye; Lin, Fong-Kay; Lin, Shin-Ted; Liu, Shu-Kui; Lv, Lan-Chun; Ma, Hao; Mao, Shao-Ji; Qin, Jian-Qiang; Ren, Jie; Ren, Jing; Ruan, Xi-Chao; Shen, Man-Bin; Singh, Lakhwinder; Singh, Manoj Kumar; Soma, Arun Kumar; Su, Jian; Tang, Chang-Jian; Tseng, Chao-Hsiung; Wang, Ji-Min; Wang, Li; Wang, Qing; Wong, Tsz-King Henry; Wu, Shi-Yong; Wu, Wei; Wu, Yu-Cheng; Xing, Hao-Yang; Xu, Yin; Xue, Tao; Yang, Li-Tao; Yang, Song-Wei; Yi, Nan; Yu, Chun-Xu; Yu, Hao; Yu, Xun-Zhen; Zeng, Xiong-Hui; Zeng, Zhi; Zhang, Lan; Zhang, Yun-Hua; Zhao, Ming-Gang; Zhao, Wei; Zhong, Su-Ning; Zhou, Zu-Ying; Zhu, Jing-Jun; Zhu, Wei-Bin; Zhu, Xue-Zhou; Zhu, Zhong-Hua

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CDEX-1 1 kg point-contact germanium detector for low mass dark matter searches  

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The CDEX collaboration has been established for direct detection of light dark matter particles, using ultra-low energy threshold point-contact p-type germanium detectors, in China JinPing underground Laboratory (CJPL). The first 1 kg point-contact germanium detector with a sub-keV energy threshold has been tested in a passive shielding system located in CJPL. The outputs from both the point-contact P+ electrode and the outside N+ electrode make it possible to scan the lower energy range of less than 1 keV and at the same time to detect the higher energy range up to 3 MeV. The outputs from both P+ and N+ electrode may also provide a more powerful method for signal discrimination for dark matter experiment. Some key parameters, including energy resolution, dead time, decay times of internal X-rays, and system stability, have been tested and measured. The results show that the 1 kg point-contact germanium detector, together with its shielding system and electronics, can run smoothly with good performances. This detector system will be deployed for dark matter search experiments.

Kang Ke-Jun (???); Yue Qian (??); Wu Yu-Cheng (???); Cheng Jian-Ping (???); Li Yuan-Jing (???); Bai Yang (??); Bi Yong (??); Chang Jian-Ping (???); Chen Nan (??); Chen Ning (??); Chen Qing-Hao (???); Chen Yun-Hua (???); Chuang Yo-Chun (???); Deng Zhi (??); Du Qiang (??); Gong Hui (??); Hao Xi-Qing (???); He Qing-Ju (???); Hu Xin-Hui (???); Huang Han-Xiong (???); Huang Teng-Rui (???); Jiang Hao (??); Li Hau-Bin (???); Li Jian-Min (???); Li Jin (??); Li Jun (??); Li Xia (??); Li Xin-Ying (???); Li Xue-Qian (???); Li Yu-Lan (???); Liao Heng-Yi (???); Lin Fong-Kay (???); Lin Shin-Ted (???); Liu Shu-Kui (???); Lü Lan-Chun (???); Ma Hao (??); Mao Shao-Ji (???); Qin Jian-Qiang (???); Ren Jie (??); Ren Jing (??); Ruan Xi-Chao (???); Shen Man-Bin (???); Lakhwinder Singh; Manoj Kumar Singh; Arun Kumar Soma; Su Jian (??); Tang Chang-Jian (???); Tseng Chao-Hsiung (???); Wang Ji-Min (???); Wang Li (??); Wang Qing (??); Wong Tsz-King Henry (???); Wu Shi-Yong (???); Wu Wei (??); Wu Yu-Cheng (???); Xing Hao-Yang (???); Xu Yin (??); Xue Tao (??); Yang Li-Tao (???); Yang Song-Wei (???); Yi Nan (??); Yu Chun-Xu (???); Yu Hao (??); Yu Xun-Zhen (???); Zeng Xiong-Hui (???); Zeng Zhi (??); Zhang Lan (??); Zhang Yun-Hua (???); Zhao Ming-Gang (???); Zhao Wei (??); Zhong Su-Ning (???); Zhou Zu-Ying (???); Zhu Jing-Jun (???); Zhu Wei-Bin (???); Zhu Xue-Zhou (???); Zhu Zhong-Hua (???)

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Metastable phases in the aluminum-germanium alloy system: Synthesis by mechanical alloying and pressure induced transformations  

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Al and Ge form a simple equilibrium eutectic with limited mutual solubility and no intermetallic intermediate phases. We used a regular solution approach to model effects of pressure on Al-Ge. Effects of pressure are to extend solubility of Ge in Al, to displace the eutectic composition towards the Ge rich side, and to slightly decrease the eutectic temperature. We designed thermobaric treatments to induce crystal-to-glass transformations in fine grain mixtures of Al and Ge. We used Merrill-Bassett diamond anvil cells to perform experiments at high pressures. We built an x-ray apparatus to determine the structure of alloys at pressure and from cryogenic temperatures to 400C. Two-phase Al-Ge samples with fine microstructures were prepared by splat-quenching and mechanical alloying. We observed a crystal-to-glass transformation at about 80 kbar. The amorphous phase formed was metastable at ambient temperature after pressure release. This was confirmed by TEM. The amorphous phase obtained by pressurization was found to have a liquid-like structure and was metallic. In the TEM samples we also observed the presence of a second amorphous phase formed upon release of the pressure. This second phase had a tetrahedrally-bonded continuous random network structure, similar to that of semi-conducting amorphous germanium.

Yvon, P.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microcrystalline silicon germanium: An attractive bottom-cell material for thin-film silicon-based tandem-solar-cells  

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The authors have prepared hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon germanium by plasma enhanced CVD of a mixture of silane and germane gas diluted with hydrogen. The growth conditions have been systematically controlled to obtain large ({approximately}400{angstrom}) crystallites of silicon-germanium as observed using Raman scattering and x-ray diffraction. The dangling bond (germanium) density has been reduced to <5 x 10{sup 16} cm{sup {minus}3} at low substrate temperatures ({approximately}150 C). The optical absorption spectra of the 50% Ge containing material is red-shifted compared to microcrystalline silicon, consistent with a reduction of the indirect optical gap to 0.9 eV. Schottky type cells fabricated using Au on an n{sup +} crystalline silicon substrate confirm that the long wavelength response is remarkably enhanced in this material.

Ganguly, Gautam; Ikeda, Toru; Kajiwara, Kei; Matduda, Akihisa

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Nanomembrane-Based Bandgap-Tunable Germanium Microdisk Using Lithographically-Customizable Biaxial Strain for Silicon-Compatible Optoelectronics  

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Strain engineering has proven to be vital for germanium-based photonics, in particular light emission. However, applying a large permanent biaxial strain to germanium has been a challenge. We present a simple, CMOS-compatible technique to conveniently induce a large, spatially homogenous strain in microdisks patterned within ultrathin germanium nanomembranes. Our technique works by concentrating and amplifying a pre-existing small strain into the microdisk region. Biaxial strains as large as 1.11% are observed by Raman spectroscopy and are further confirmed by photoluminescence measurements, which show enhanced and redshifted light emission from the strained microdisks. Our technique allows the amount of biaxial strain to be customized lithographically, allowing the bandgaps of different microdisks to be independently tuned in a single mask process. Our theoretical calculations show that this platform can deliver substantial performance improvements, including a >200x reduction in the lasing threshold, to bia...

Sukhdeo, David S; Kang, Ju-Hyung; Brongersma, Mark L; Saraswat, Krishna C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: An R&D project towards a tonne-scale germanium neutrinoless double-beta decay search  

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The MAJORANA collaboration is pursuing the development of the so-called MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The DEMONSTRATOR is intended to perform research and development towards a tonne-scale germanium-based experiment to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76. The DEMONSTRATOR can also perform a competitive direct dark matter search for light WIMPs in the 1-10 GeV/c^2 mass range. It will consist of approximately 60-kg of germanium detectors in an ultra-low background shield located deep underground at the Sanford Underground Laboratory in Lead, SD. The DEMONSTRATOR will also perform background and technology studies, and half of the detector mass will be enriched germanium. This talk will review the motivation, design, technology and status of the DEMONSTRATOR.

Reyco Henning; for the MAJORANA Collaboration

2009-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

182

Solvothermal synthesis of a bimetallic thiometallate containing germanium in two oxidation states  

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A new layered germanium-antimony sulphide, [Ge(C{sub 2}N{sub 2}H{sub 8}){sub 3}][GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 6}], has been prepared at 463 K under solvothermal conditions in the presence of ethylenediamine. The compound has been characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry, elemental analysis and reflectance spectroscopy. [Ge(C{sub 2}N{sub 2}H{sub 8}){sub 3}][GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 6}] crystallises in the space group Pbca (a=13.3284(5), b=17.4801(6), c=18.5447(7) A). The structure consists of cyclic [GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 8}]{sup 6-} units that form chains which are cross-linked through Sb{sub 2}S{sub 2} rings to generate layers of stoichiometry [GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 6}]{sup 2-}, between which [Ge(en){sub 3}]{sup 2+} cations are located. [Ge(C{sub 2}N{sub 2}H{sub 8}){sub 3}][GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 6}] contains germanium in both the divalent and tetravalent states. The optical band gap of 2.49(4) eV is in excellent agreement with the value expected on the basis of the correlation with the density of metal centres previously identified for thioantimonates, and is consistent with states at the top of the valence band being predominantly of sulphur 3p character. - Graphical abstract: [Ge(C{sub 2}N{sub 2}H{sub 8}){sub 3}][GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 6}] is a mixed valent germanium compound that contains [GeSb{sub 2}S{sub 8}]{sup 6-} units cross linked through Sb{sub 2}S{sub 2} units to generate layers. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Preparation and structural characterisation of a new mixed-metal thiometallate. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Germanium present in two oxidation states. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optical band gap of 2.49(4) eV. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Band gap conforms to a correlation between band gap and density of metal centres.

Powell, Anthony V., E-mail: a.v.powell@hw.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Mackay, Rosalyn [Department of Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Laterally self-ordered silicon-germanium islands with optimized confinement properties  

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We present an analysis of the electronic confinement properties of self-assembled islands forming via silicon and germanium co-deposition in molecular beam epitaxy. This approach allows the fabrication of laterally self-ordered three dimensional islands in the Stranski-Krastanow growth mode. Using a systematic structural analysis, we derive a realistic fit-parameter free island model for band structure simulations. A comparison between these band structure simulations and photoluminescence spectroscopy shows that such islands have a significant three dimensional spatial electron-hole wave function overlap. In addition, we show that this spatial wave function overlap overcompensates a weak wave function spreading in k-space.

Zabel, Thomas; Sircar, Narayan [Walter Schottky Institut and Physik Department, Technische Universität München, Am Coulombwall 4, D-85748 Garching (Germany) [Walter Schottky Institut and Physik Department, Technische Universität München, Am Coulombwall 4, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Hauke, Norman; Kaniber, Michael; Finley, Jonathan J. [Walter Schottky Institut and Physik Department, Technische Universität München, Am Coulombwall 4, D-85748 Garching (Germany)] [Walter Schottky Institut and Physik Department, Technische Universität München, Am Coulombwall 4, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Zweck, Josef; Bougeard, Dominique [Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany)] [Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Döblinger, Markus [Department of Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, D-81377 Munich (Germany)] [Department of Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, D-81377 Munich (Germany); Abstreiter, Gerhard [Walter Schottky Institut and Physik Department, Technische Universität München, Am Coulombwall 4, D-85748 Garching (Germany) [Walter Schottky Institut and Physik Department, Technische Universität München, Am Coulombwall 4, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Arakawa, Yasuhiko [Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching (Germany) [Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Institute of Industrial Science, Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505 (Japan)

2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of helium-3 activation applied to the determination of oxygen in germanium  

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, E. A. Schweikert The determination of sub-part-per-m1111on levels of oxygen in germanium has been investigated. The method developed involves a post-irradiation chemi- cal separation of fluorine-18 produced via 0( He, p) F. 16 3 18 Selenium..., arsenic, and german1um rad1oisotopes formed from the matrix are successively precipitated and fluorine-18 recovered by distillation of fluosilicic ac1d and orecioitation of lanthanum fluor1de. The experimental detection limit for this method is es...

Francis, Georgann

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

185

Photovoltages Larger than the Band Gap in Thin Films of Germanium  

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Photovoltages much larger than the band gap were investigated in thin films of germanium deposited obliquely onto Pyrex substrates. The voltages were studied as functions of angle of deposit film thickness intensity of illumination temperature and ambient atmosphere. A model is presented which explains the following observations. Positive and negative photovoltages exist simultaneously in a single sample; which of these predominates changes with time. Dark resistance and photovoltage exhibit the same temperature dependence with identical activation energies indicating that both dark resistance and photovoltage arise from the same elementary processes.

H. Kallmann; G. Marmor Spruch; S. Trester

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Project EARTH-13-AH1: Isotopic studies of continental weathering -the transport of germanium in soils and plants  

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Project EARTH-13-AH1: Isotopic studies of continental weathering - the transport of germanium silicate weathering is important if we are to understand the carbon cycle 1,2 . The similarity of Ge and Si for weathering intensity3,7-9 . However, factors driving Ge behaviour in soil remain largely unknown although

Henderson, Gideon

187

Molecular beam epitaxial growth of Si1?xGex/Si pseudomorphic layers using disilane and germanium  

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Molecular beam epitaxial growth of pseudomorphic Si1?xGex/Si layers using disilane (Si2H6) and elemental germanium has been studied for the first time. It is found that at a fixed flow rate of Si2H6, the germaniu...

S. H. Li; P. K. Bhattacharya; R. Malik; E. Gulari

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

3252 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, VOL. 54, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2007 Silicon Germanium CMOS Optoelectronic Switching  

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Optoelectronic Switching Device: Bringing Light to Latch Ali K. Okyay, Student Member, IEEE, Duygu Kuzum, Student. Saraswat, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--We propose a novel semiconductor optoelectronic (OE) switch--Germanium, integrated optoelectronics, metal­ oxide­semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) switches, optical

Miller, David A. B.

189

A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76 J.F. Wilkerson1, 2, 3  

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76 J.F. Wilkerson1, 2, 3 and S.R. Elliott4, The Majorana collaboration[1] is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay using 76 Ge, which has previously of neutrinoless double-beta decay would show that lepton number is violated, neutrinos are Majorana particles

190

Stabilization techniques and silicon-germanium saturable absorbers for high repetition rate mode-locked lasers  

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The monolithic integration of passively mode-locked solid-state lasers at highest repetition rates has been prevented by Q-switching instabilities and the lack of integrable saturable absorbers to date. In this thesis we ...

Grawert, Felix Jan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

High-quality germanium photodiodes integrated on silicon substrates using optimized relaxed graded buffers  

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Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 Received 22 for GaAs growth for fabricating light-emitting diodes LEDs , lasers, and solar cells on Si substrates. Ge

192

Nonstoichiometry and chemical purity effects in thermoelectric Ba 8 Ga 16 Ge 30 clathrate  

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Zone melting purification experiments have been carried out on the clathrate Ba 8 Ga 16 Ge 30 . The impurities present have been identified and their approximate concentrations measured. Trace impurities were determined to be approximately 240 parts per million (ppm) in the most impure sample to 17 ppm in the most pure sample. The temperature-dependent Seebeck coefficient thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity are reported as a function of sample purity as well as the room-temperature Hall coefficient. Microprobe analysis suggests that the samples are nonstoichiometric with excess Ge relative to Ga and there are indications of the presence of defects. Single-crystal x-ray investigations as well as synchrotron powderdiffraction measurements support the presence of defects but the x-ray data cannot accurately determine the relative amounts of Ga and Ge. Band-structure calculations in the generalized gradient approximation show that the measured Hall and Seebeck coefficients are consistent with a defect lattice of approximate stoichiometry Ba 8 Ga 14 Ge 31 . Although the figure of merit (ZT) is found to be the highest for the purest sample the dominant contribution to transport is conjectured to arise from deviations from the ideal stoichiometry and not impurities.

J. Daniel Bryan; Nick P. Blake; Horia Metiu; Galen D. Stucky; Bo B. Iversen; Rasmus D. Poulsen; Anders Bentien

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

High resolution measurements of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section  

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Measurements of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section have been performed at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Geel in the frame of a collaboration between the European Commission (EC) JRC and French laboratories from CNRS and the Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique (CEA) Cadarache. Raw material coming from the Atalante facility of CEA Marcoule has been transformed by JRC Karlsruhe into suitable {sup 241}AmO{sub 2} samples embedded in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} matrices specifically designed for these measurements. The irradiations were carried out at the 7-MV Van de Graaff accelerator. The {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section was determined relative to the {sup 27}Al(n,alpha){sup 24}Na standard cross section. The measurements were performed in four sessions, using quasi-mono-energetic neutrons with energies ranging from 8 to 21 MeV produced via the {sup 2}H(d,n){sup 3}He and the {sup 3}H(d,n){sup 4}He reactions. The induced activity was measured by standard gamma-ray spectrometry using a high-purity germanium detector. Below 15 MeV, the present results are in agreement with data obtained earlier. Above 15 MeV, these measurements allowed the experimental investigation of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section for the first time. The present data are in good agreement with predictions obtained with the talys code that uses an optical and fission model developed at CEA.

Sage, C. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SPhN, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium); Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Cadarache, DEN/CAD/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Semkova, V. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium); Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG-1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Bouland, O. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Cadarache, DEN/CAD/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Dessagne, P.; Rudolf, G. [Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Fernandez, A.; Naestren, C.; Ottmar, H.; Somers, J.; Wastin, F. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Gunsing, F. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SPhN, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Noguere, G. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Cadarache, DEN/CAD/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Plompen, A. J. M. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium); Romain, P. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

194

Characteristics of the electron traps produced by electron irradiation in n-type germanium  

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The free energies of ionization, the emission rates, and the cross sections for electron trapping have been measured for the four majority carrier traps which are produced in n-type germanium by electron irradiation at room temperature and which are stable at this temperature. These traps, labeled E1, E2, E4, and E5, which exhibit an emission rate of 140 s-1 at 145, 200, 185, and 170 K, are situated at 260, 410, 380, and 370 meV below the conduction band, respectively. The variations of the electron-capture cross sections versus temperature, characterized by the following activation energies: 65, 120, 80, and 50 meV, respectively, indicate that nonradiation recombination occurs through multiphonon emission. From the values of the free energies of ionization and from the variation of the emission rates with temperature, the enthalpies and entropies of ionization have been deduced.

F. Poulin and J. C. Bourgoin

1982-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

195

Neutrino Physics and Dark Matter Physics with Ultra-Low-Energy Germanium Detector  

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The status and plans of the TEXONO Collaboration on the development of ultra-low-energy germanium detectors with sub-keV sensitivities are reported. We survey the scientific goals which include the observation of neutrino-nucleus coherent scattering, the studies of neutrino magnetic moments, as well as the searches of WIMP dark matter. In particular, an energy threshold of 220{+-}10 eV at an efficiency of 50% were achieved with a four-channel prototype detectors each of an active mass of 5 g. New limits were set for WIMPs with mass between 3-6 GeV. The prospects of the realization of full-scale experiments are discussed. This detector technique makes the unexplored sub-keV energy window accessible for new neutrino and dark matter experiments.

Shin-Ted, Lin [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (China)

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

196

Results from a Low-Energy Analysis of the CDMS II Germanium Data  

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We report results from a reanalysis of data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. Data taken between October 2006 and September 2008 using eight germanium detectors are reanalyzed with a lowered, 2 keV recoil-energy threshold, to give increased sensitivity to interactions from Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) with masses below {approx}10 GeV/c{sup 2}. This analysis provides stronger constraints than previous CDMS II results for WIMP masses below 9 GeV/c{sup 2} and excludes parameter space associated with possible low-mass WIMP signals from the DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT experiments.

Ahmed, Z.; /Caltech; Akerib, D.S.; /Case Western Reserve U.; Arrenberg, S.; /Zurich-Irchel U.; Bailey, C.N.; /Case Western Reserve U.; Balakishiyeva, D.; /Florida U.; Baudis, L.; /Zurich-Irchel U.; Bauer, D.A.; /Fermilab; Brink, P.L.; /SLAC; Bruch, T.; /Zurich-Irchel U.; Bunker, R.; /UC, Santa Barbara; Cabrera, B.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /UC, Santa Barbara

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of 238U muonic x-rays with a germanium detector setup  

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In the field of nuclear non-proliferation muon interactions with materials are of great interest. This paper describes an experiment conducted at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland where a muon beam is stopped in a uranium target. The muons produce characteristic muonic x-rays. Muons will penetrate shielding easily and the produced characteristic x-rays can be used for positive isotope identification. Furthermore, the x-rays for uranium isotopes lie in the energy range of 6-7 MeV, which allows them to have an almost optimal mean free path in heavy shielding such as lead or steel. A measurement was conducted at PSI to prove the feasibility of detecting muonic x-rays from a large sample of depleted uranium (several kilograms) with a germanium detector. In this paper, the experimental setup and analysis of the measurement itself is presented.

Esch, Ernst I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jason, Andrew [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miyadera, Haruo [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hoteling, Nathan J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Heffner, Robert H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Adelmann, Andreas [PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT; Stocki, Trevor [HEALTH CANADA; Mitchell, Lee [NAVAL RESEARCH LAB

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Electronic states of lithium passivated germanium nanowires: An ab-initio study  

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A study of the electronic and structural properties of germanium nanowires (GeNWs) was performed using the ab-initio Density Functional Theory within the generalized gradient approximation where electron-ion interactions are described by ultrasoft pseudopotentials. To study the effects of the lithium in the surface of the GeNWs we compare the electronic band structures of Hydrogen passivated GeNWs with those of partial and totally Li passivated GeNWs. The nanowires were constructed in the [001], [111] and [110] directions, using the supercell model to create different wire diameters. The results show that in the case of partial Li passivation there are localized orbitals near the valence band maximum, which would create a p-doped-kind of state. The total Li passivation created metallic states for all the wires.

Trejo, A.; Carvajal, E.; Vázquez-Medina, R.; Cruz-Irisson, M. [Instituto Politécnico Nacional, ESIME-Culhuacan, Av. Santa Ana 1000, 04430 D.F. (Mexico)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

199

Atomic-scale characterization of germanium isotopic multilayers by atom probe tomography  

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We report comparison of the interfacial sharpness characterization of germanium (Ge) isotopic multilayers between laser-assisted atom probe tomography (APT) and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). An alternating stack of 8-nm-thick naturally available Ge layers and 8-nm-thick isotopically enriched {sup 70}Ge layers was prepared on a Ge(100) substrate by molecular beam epitaxy. The APT mass spectra consist of clearly resolved peaks of five stable Ge isotopes ({sup 70}Ge, {sup 72}Ge, {sup 73}Ge, {sup 74}Ge, and {sup 76}Ge). The degree of intermixing at the interfaces between adjacent layers was determined by APT to be around 0.8 {+-} 0.1 nm which was much sharper than that obtained by SIMS.

Shimizu, Y.; Takamizawa, H.; Toyama, T.; Inoue, K.; Nagai, Y. [Oarai Center, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2145-2 Narita, Oarai, Ibaraki 311-1313 (Japan); Kawamura, Y.; Uematsu, M.; Itoh, K. M. [School of Fundamental Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Haller, E. E. [University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments  

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We present data characterizing the performance of the _rst segmented, N- type Ge detector, isotopically enriched to 85% 76Ge. This detector, based on the Ortec PT6x2 design and referred to as SEGA (Segmented, Enriched Germanium Assembly), was developed as a possible prototype for neutrinoless double beta-decay measurements by the Majorana collaboration. We present some of the general characteristics (including bias potential, efficiency, leakage current, and integral cross-talk) for this detector in its temporary cryostat. We also present an analysis of the resolution of the detector, and demonstrate that for all but two segments there is at least one channel that reaches the Majorana resolution goal below 4 keV FWHM at 2039 keV, and all channels are below 4.5 keV FWHM.

Leviner, L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Ahmed, M. W.; Avignone, F. T.; Back, Henning O.; Barabash, Alexander S.; Boswell, M.; De Braeckeleer, L.; Brudanin, V.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Egorov, Viatcheslav; Elliott, Steven R.; Gehman, Victor M.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kidd, M. F.; Konovalov, S.; Lesko, Kevin; Li, Jingyi; Mei, Dongming; Mikhailov, S.; Miley, Harry S.; Radford, D. C.; Reeves, James H.; Sandukovsky, Viatcheslav; Umatov, Valdimir; Underwood, T. A.; Tornow, W.; Wu, Y. K.; Young, A.

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective deposition of silicon and silicon-germanium alloys by rapid thermal chemical vapor deposition  

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Selective deposition of SiGe alloys by rapid thermal deposition has been studied using a commercially available Rapid Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition (RTCVD) cluster tool. The precursors used in this work were dichlorosilane and germane diluted in either hydrogen or argon. An initial characterization was performed to find the appropriate temperature and GeH{sub 4} flow ranges to deposit epitaxial layers with low surface roughness. For layers with higher germanium concentration lower deposition temperatures are required to minimize surface roughness. The effects of the dilutant gas on the deposition were examined. An H{sub 2} dilutant affects the deposition by consuming chlorine released by the SiCl{sub 2}H{sub 2} and forming HCl. When Ar is used as the dilutant, more chlorine is available for other reactions that can result in etching of the silicon surface. Finally, the effects of pre-deposition treatment were determined. When compared to a wet HF dip, a gas/vapor phase HF/methanol native oxide removal treatment appears to increase the initiation time for the epitaxial deposition reaction. This is most likely due to increased fluorine termination of the surface. When a wet HF or HF/methanol native oxide removal is followed by a UV-Cl{sub 2} process, the deposition reaction initiation time is reduced. The UV-Cl{sub 2} process was also found to etch silicon through the native oxide.

Grant, J.M.; Ang, M.; Allen, L.R. [Sharp Microelectronics Technology, Inc., Camas, WA (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

DLTS Study of plastically deformed copper-doped n-type germanium  

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Classical deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and its modification are used to study the time constants of electron capture by substitutional Cu{sub s}{sup 2-} atoms and thermal electron emission from Cu{sub s}{sup 3-} atoms in plastically deformed Cu-doped n-type germanium. The activation energy E{sub {sigma}}, the electron capture cross-section, the energy E{sub 3} of the third acceptor level of Cu{sub s/3-} atoms, and the ionization entropy are determined. The lack of E{sub 3}-level broadening, the exponential capture kinetics for a filling-pulse duration of t{sub p} Less-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 1 ms, the fact that the Cu{sub s/2-/3-}-atom recombination parameters are independent of the dislocation density, and the low concentration of Cu{sub s/2-/3-} atoms in the deformed samples suggest that the DLTS spectra are due to Cu{sub s/2-/3-} atoms located outside the Read cylinders.

Shevchenko, S. A., E-mail: shevchen@issp.ac.ru; Kolyubakin, A. I. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics (Russian Federation)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

203

Modeling and experiments on diffusion and activation of phosphorus in germanium  

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We report on phosphorus diffusion and activation related phenomena in germanium. We have used both conventional thermal processing and laser annealing by pulsed nanosecond Nd:YAG laser. Chemical profiles were obtained by secondary-ion-mass spectroscopy, sheet resistance was estimated by the van der Pauw method, and structural defects were monitored by transmission electron microscopy. Our study covers the temperature range from 440 to 750 deg. C, and we were able to efficiently simulate the dopant profiles within that temperature range, taking into account a quadratic dependence of the P diffusion coefficient on the free electron concentration. To achieve that we have taken into account dopant activation dependence on temperature as well as dopant pile-up near the surface and dopant loss owing to outdiffusion during the annealing. A combined laser thermal treatment above the melting threshold prior to conventional annealing allowed the elimination of the implantation damage, so we could perceive the influence of defects on both transient dopant diffusion and outdiffusion.

Tsouroutas, P.; Tsoukalas, D.; Zergioti, I. [Department of Applied Physics, School of Applied Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zographou (Greece); Cherkashin, N.; Claverie, A. [CEMES/CNRS, 29 rue J. Marvig, 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsegregation effects on the thermal conductivity of silicon-germanium alloys  

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A silicon-germanium (SiGe) alloy is a promising candidate for thermoelectric materials; while it shows a significantly reduced thermal conductivity (?) as compared to pure Si and Ge, the ? values obtained from previous experiments and computations tend to be widely scattered. We present here a computational analysis of thermal transport in SiGe, particularly the effects of the local segregation (microsegregation) of alloying elements. Our nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations confirm the strong dependence of ? on the Si:Ge ratio and the occurrence of the minimum ? around Si{sub 0.8}Ge{sub 0.2}, consistent with existing experimental observations. Moreover, our study clearly demonstrates that the ? of Si{sub 0.8}Ge{sub 0.2} increases substantially and monotonically as Ge atoms undergo segregation; that is, the magnitude of alloy scattering is found to be sensitive to homogeneity in the distribution of alloying elements. Nonequilibrium Green's function analysis also shows that such microsegregation enhances phonon transmission due to the reduced number of scattering centers. The findings highlight that distribution homogeneity, along with composition, can be a critical factor in determining the ? of SiGe alloys.

Lee, Yongjin; Hwang, Gyeong S., E-mail: gshwang@che.utexas.edu [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Calcium looping process for high purity hydrogen production integrated with capture of carbon dioxide, sulfur and halides  

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A process for producing hydrogen comprising the steps of: (i) gasifying a fuel into a raw synthesis gas comprising CO, hydrogen, steam, sulfur and halide contaminants in the form of H.sub.2S, COS, and HX, wherein X is a halide; (ii) passing the raw synthesis gas through a water gas shift reactor (WGSR) into which CaO and steam are injected, the CaO reacting with the shifted gas to remove CO.sub.2, sulfur and halides in a solid-phase calcium-containing product comprising CaCO.sub.3, CaS and CaX.sub.2; (iii) separating the solid-phase calcium-containing product from an enriched gaseous hydrogen product; and (iv) regenerating the CaO by calcining the solid-phase calcium-containing product at a condition selected from the group consisting of: in the presence of steam, in the presence of CO.sub.2, in the presence of synthesis gas, in the presence of H.sub.2 and O.sub.2, under partial vacuum, and combinations thereof.

Ramkumar, Shwetha; Fan, Liang-Shih

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High-purity hydrogen gas from the reaction between BOF steel slag and water in the 473e673 K  

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. Iron reduction is achieved witha reducing gas (generally,a gas mixture ofH2 and CO produced by coal reserved. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.03.163 #12;agent such as coke, in a blast furnace

Montes-Hernandez, German

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Novel synthesis of high phase-purity Mg2SnO4 from metallic precursors via powder metallurgy route  

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and develop newer and less energy intensive methods for advanced ceramics synthesis that are also to the environmental preservation and public health ethics, * Corresponding author. E-mail address: azad in generating a great deal of harmful (solid/ liquid/gas) wastes [1]. Development of advanced ceramics using

Azad, Abdul-Majeed

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A SPRAY REACTOR CONCEPT FOR CATALYTIC OXIDATION OF P-XYLENE TO PRODUCE HIGH-PURITY TEREPHTHALIC ACID  

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was funded by National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Finally, I own so much to my parents, Yuefang Hao and Zhicai Li, for their unconditional love and support, and for respecting my decision to go to another country for my continued....5.1 Introduction to LCA .................................................................................................108 5.5.2 Methodology ............................................................................................................110 5...

LI, MENG

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Foundations for quantitative microstructural models to track evolution of the metallurgical state during high purity Nb cavity fabrication  

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The goal of the Materials Science SRF Cavity Group of Michigan State University and the National Superconducting Cyclotron has been (and continues to be) to understand quantitatively the effects of process history on functional properties. These relationships were assessed via studies on Nb samples and cavity parts, which had various combinations of forming processes, welding, heat treatments, and surface preparation. A primary focus was on large-grain cavity building strategies. Effects of processing operations and exposure to hydrogen on the thermal conductivity has been identified in single and bi-crystal samples, showing that the thermal conductivity can be altered by a factor of 5 depending on process history. Characterization of single crystal tensile samples show a strong effect of crystal orientation on deformation resistance and shape changes. Large grain half cells were examined to characterize defect content and surface damage effects, which provided quantitative information about the depth damage layers from forming.

Bieler, Thomas R [Michigan State University; Wright, Neil T [Michigan State University; Compton, Chris C [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

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Structural, optical, and spin properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon?germanium alloys  

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We report on a detailed study of structural and electronic properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon?germanium alloys deposited by rf glow discharge from SiH4 and GeH4 in a diode reactor. The chemical composition of the alloys is related to the deposition conditions with special emphasis on preferential incorporation of Ge into the solid phase and on the role of inert dilutant gases. Hydrogen bonding in the alloys is investigated with nuclear magnetic resonance and vibrational (Raman and infrared) spectroscopy. The optical properties of a?SiGe:H samples deposited under optimal conditions are analyzed with the help of subgap absorption measurements and band?tail luminescence for the entire range of alloy composi?tions. A large part of the article describes an investigation of the electron?spin?resonance response of undoped alloys. The spin density associated with dangling bond defects localized on Si and Ge atoms has been measured as a function of alloy composition for optimized material. In addition the dependence of the two defect densities on the detailed deposition conditions (rf power substrate temperature and dilution) has been determined in a systematic way for alloys deposited from a plasma with a fixed SiH4/GeH4ratio. The results of this study especially the preferential creation of Gedangling bonds are discussed in the context of our structural data. Furthermore spin resonance is employed to investigate the light?induced degradation (Staebler–Wronski effect) of a?SiGe:H. Finally the changes of the spin?resonance spectra of a?Si0.7Ge0.3 :H upon substitutional doping with phosphorus and boron have been obtained experimentally and are used to construct a model for the electronic density of states in this material.

M. Stutzmann; R. A. Street; C. C. Tsai; J. B. Boyce; S. E. Ready

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The characteristics of a low background germanium gamma ray spectrometer at China JinPing underground Laboratory  

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A low background germanium gamma ray spectrometer, GeTHU, has been installed at China JinPing underground Laboratory. The integral background count rate between 40 and 2700 keV was 0.6 cpm, and the origin was studied by Monte Carlo simulation. Detection limits and efficiencies were calculated for selected gamma peaks. Boric acid and silica sand samples were measured and 137Cs contamination was found in boric acid. GeTHU will be mainly used to measure environmental samples and screen materials in dark matter experiments.

Yuhao Mi; Hao Ma; Zhi Zeng; Jianping Cheng; Jian Su; Qian Yue

2014-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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High Accuracy U-235 Enrichment Verification Station for Low Enriched Uranium Alloys  

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The Y-12 National Security Complex is playing a role in the U.S. High Performance Research Reactor (USHPRR) Conversion program sponsored by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Global Threat Reduction. The USHPRR program has a goal of converting remaining U.S. reactors that continue to use highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. The USHPRR program is currently developing a LEU Uranium-Molybdenum (U-Mo) monolithic fuel for use in the U.S. high performance research reactors.Y-12 is supporting both the fuel development and fuel fabrication efforts by fabricating low enriched U-Mo foils from its own source material for irradiation experiments and for optimizing the fabrication process in support of scaling up the process to a commercial production scale. Once the new fuel is qualified, Y-12 will produce and ship U-Mo coupons with verified 19.75% +0.2% - 0.3% U-235 enrichment to be fabricated into fuel elements for the USHPRRs. Considering this small enrichment tolerance and the transition into HEU being set strictly at 20% U-235, a characterization system with a measurement uncertainty of less than or equal to 0.1% in enrichment is desired to support customer requirements and minimize production costs. Typical uncertainty for most available characterization systems today is approximately 1-5%; therefore, a specialized system must be developed which results in a reduced measurement uncertainty. A potential system using a High-Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector has been procured, and tests have been conducted to verify its capabilities with regards to the requirements. Using four U-Mo enrichment standards fabricated with complete isotopic and chemical characterization, infinite thickness and peak-ratio enrichment measurement methods have been considered for use. As a result of inhomogeneity within the U-Mo samples, FRAM, an isotopic analysis software, has been selected for initial testing. A systematic approach towards observing effects on FRAM's enrichment analysis has been conducted with regards to count and dead time.

Lillard, C. R.; Hayward, J. P.; Williamson, M. R.

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Correlation Between Optical Properties And Chemical Composition Of Sputter-deposited Germanium Cxide (GeOx) Films  

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Germanium oxide (GeOx) films were grown on (1 0 0) Si substrates by reactive Direct-Current (DC) magnetron sputter-deposition using an elemental Ge target. The effects of oxygen gas fraction, ? = O2/(Ar + O2), on the deposition rate, structure, chemical composition and optical properties of GeOx films have been investigated. The chemistry of the films exhibits an evolution from pure Ge to mixed Ge + GeO + GeO2 and then finally to GeO2 upon increasing ? from 0.00 to 1.00. Grazing incidence X-ray analysis indicates that the GeOx films grown were amorphous. The optical properties probed by spectroscopic ellipsometry indicate that the effect of ? is significant on the optical constants of the GeOx films. The measured index of refraction (n) at a wavelength (?) of 550 nm is 4.67 for films grown without any oxygen, indicating behavior characteristic of semiconducting Ge. The transition from germanium to mixed Ge + GeO + GeO2 composition is associated with a characteristic decrease in n (? = 550 nm) to 2.62 and occurs at ? = 0.25. Finally n drops to 1.60 for ? = 0.50–1.00, where the films become GeO2. A detailed correlation between ?, n, k and stoichiometry in DC sputtered GeOx films is presented and discussed.

Murphy, Neil R.; Grant, J. T.; Sun, L.; Jones, J. G.; Jakubiak, R.; Shutthanandan, V.; Ramana, Chintalapalle V.

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Recycling effect of Germanium on ECR Ion Source P. Leherissier, C. Baru, C. Canet, M. Dubois, M. Dupuis, J.L. Flambard, G. Gaubert, P. Jardin, N. Lecesne,  

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1 Recycling effect of Germanium on ECR Ion Source P. Leherissier, C. Barué, C. Canet, M. Dubois, M investigated the recycling effect of an SF6 plasma. The initial beam was produced by the classical method of production, the recycling effect and perspectives are described in this paper. #12;2 I. INTRODUCTION At GANIL

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High speed flow cytometric separation of viable cells  

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Hematopoietic cell populations are separated to provide cell sets and subsets as viable cells with high purity and high yields, based on the number of original cells present in the mixture. High-speed flow cytometry is employed using light characteristics of the cells to separate the cells, where high flow speeds are used to reduce the sorting time.

Sasaki, D.T.; Van den Engh, G.J.; Buckie, A.M.

1995-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed flow cytometric separation of viable cells  

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Hematopoietic cell populations are separated to provide cell sets and subsets as viable cells with high purity and high yields, based on the number of original cells present in the mixture. High-speed flow cytometry is employed using light characteristics of the cells to separate the cells, where high flow speeds are used to reduce the sorting time.

Sasaki, Dennis T. (Mountain View, CA); Van den Engh, Gerrit J. (Seattle, WA); Buckie, Anne-Marie (Margate, GB)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of wound monitoring systems used to quantify and locate plutonium contamination  

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When an accident involving the possibility of a plutonium contaminated wound occurs, the contamination is often quantified using sodium iodide (NaI(Tl)) and high purity germanium (HPGe) detection systems. The NaI(Tl) system is used to quantify...

Dimmerling, Paul James

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Fermi level de-pinning of aluminium contacts to n-type germanium using thin atomic layer deposited layers  

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Fermi-level pinning of aluminium on n-type germanium (n-Ge) was reduced by insertion of a thin interfacial dielectric by atomic layer deposition. The barrier height for aluminium contacts on n-Ge was reduced from 0.7?eV to a value of 0.28?eV for a thin Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layer (?2.8?nm). For diodes with an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interfacial layer, the contact resistance started to increase for layer thicknesses above 2.8?nm. For diodes with a HfO{sub 2} interfacial layer, the barrier height was also reduced but the contact resistance increased dramatically for layer thicknesses above 1.5?nm.

Gajula, D. R., E-mail: dgajula01@qub.ac.uk; Baine, P.; Armstrong, B. M.; McNeill, D. W. [School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH (United Kingdom)] [School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH (United Kingdom); Modreanu, M.; Hurley, P. K. [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork (Ireland)] [Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork (Ireland)

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Photonics Spectra, September 2007, pp. 80 83 (Preprint) Germanium Quantum Wells for High-Performance Modulators in  

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are very weak compared to those we use routinely in optoelectronic devices made from the III, September 2007, pp. 80 ­ 83 (Preprint) 2 optoelectronic devices, modulators have several further system

Miller, David A. B.

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Silicon-germanium/gallium phosphide material in high power density thermoelectric modules. Final report, February 1980--September 1981  

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This is the final report of work on the characterization of an improved Si-Ge alloy and the fabrication of thermoelectric devices. The improved Si-Ge alloy uses a small addition of GaP in n- and p- type 80 at.% Si-20 at.% Ge; this addition reduces the thermal conductivity, thereby increasing its figure of merit and conversion efficiency. The thermoelectric devices fabricated include multicouples intended for use in Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and ring-type modules intended for use with nuclear reactor heat sources. This report summarizes the effort in the material as well as the device areas and discusses individual phases of each area. Results should form basis for further effort.

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0 0 Summary Our short-term outlook for a wide array of energy prices has been adjusted upward as international and domestic energy supply conditions have tightened. We think that crude oil prices are as likely as not to end the year $2 to $3 per barrel higher than our previous projections. Thus, we think that the probability of West Texas Intermediate costing an average of $30 per barrel or more at midwinter is about 50 percent. On their current track, heating oil prices are likely to be about 30 percent above year-ago levels in the fourth quarter. Prices for Q1 2001 seem more likely now to match or exceed the high level seen in Q1 2000. Tight oil markets this year and an inherent propensity for high gas utilization in incremental power supply have resulted in rising North American natural gas

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0 0 Highlights International Oil Markets Prices. We have raised our world oil price projection by about $2 per barrel for this month because of assumed greater compliance by OPEC to targeted cuts, especially for the second quarter of 2000 (Figure 1). The expected decline in world petroleum inventories continues (Figure 2), and, given the generally stiff resolve of OPEC members to maintain production cuts, any sign of a turnaround in stocks may be postponed until later this year than previously assumed (Q3 instead of Q2). Our current estimate for the average import cost this past January is now $25 per barrel, a nearly $15-per-barrel increase from January 1999. Crude oil prices are expected to remain at relatively high levels for the first half of 2000, but

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The potential of large germanium detector arrays for solar-axion searches utilizing the axio-electric effect for detection  

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The sensitivities of large arrays of low-background germanium detectors for solar axion searches are investigated in the context of three coupling scenarios. A search was made for the 14.4-keV axion branch from the M1-transition in the thermally excited 57Fe in the solar core in 80 kgd of data from the IGEX Dark Matter experiment published earlier. In one scenario, the direct couplings of axions to hadrons and to electrons were assumed to be in the range of Peccei-Quinn (PQ) scale, 3x105 GeV < fPQ < 7x105 GeV. This scenario is excluded by the IGEX data. In a second case, at the same PQ scale, coupling to photons and to electrons are suppressed. The IGEX data partially excludes this scenario depending on the degree of suppression. In the third case, the PQ-scale for all couplings is assumed to be in the range: 3x106 GeV< fPQ <7x106 GeV. Detection rates in Ge for all three scenarios are presented.

F. T. Avignone III

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High volume production of nanostructured materials  

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A system and method for high volume production of nanoparticles, nanotubes, and items incorporating nanoparticles and nanotubes. Microwave, radio frequency, or infrared energy vaporizes a metal catalyst which, as it condenses, is contacted by carbon or other elements such as silicon, germanium, or boron to form agglomerates. The agglomerates may be annealed to accelerate the production of nanotubes. Magnetic or electric fields may be used to align the nanotubes during their production. The nanotubes may be separated from the production byproducts in aligned or non-aligned configurations. The agglomerates may be formed directly into tools, optionally in compositions that incorporate other materials such as abrasives, binders, carbon-carbon composites, and cermets.

Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN); Morrell, Jonathan S. (Knoxville, TN); Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ludtka, Gerard M. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Draft 04/05/09 A new high-background-rejection dark matter Ge cryogenic  

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Draft 04/05/09 A new high-background-rejection dark matter Ge cryogenic detector The EDELWEISS of a cryogenic germanium detector for dark matter search is presented, taking advantage of the coplanar grid in the EURECA project of a one-ton cryogenic detector mass. PACS numbers: 07.57.Kp; 07.85.Nc; 72.20.Jv; 95.35.+d

Boyer, Edmond

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Aerosol synthesis of macroporous silica adsorbents with high performance in paclitaxel purification from plant cell cultures  

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Abstract Macroporous spherical silica particles having high performance for the purification of paclitaxel were synthesized by spray pyrolysis using polystyrene nanoparticles as a template. In terms of increasing the purity and yield of paclitaxel, the synthesized macroporous silica showed the better performance than mesoporous silica of high surface area as well as commercial sylopute. The generation of macroporous with the sacrifice of losing surface area was proved to be helpful for enhancing the performance of adsorbents for paclitaxel purification. As a result, the high purity (67.3%) and yield (80.0%) of paclitaxel was achieved by using macroporous silica prepared by spray pyrolysis.

Hye Ran Jang; Jin-Hyun Kim; Kyeong Youl Jung

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The determination of titanium, germanium and gallium by charged particle activation analysis  

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V FWHM for the 1. 332 MeV y-ray of Co; Peak-to-Compton ratio: 20. 1; 60 Efficiency relative to a 3 x 3 inch NaI (Tl) detector for the 1. 332 MeV y-ray measured at 25 cm distance: 3 05%%d Data Ac uisition and Processin Data was acquired via a 4096... of the reaction had to be sufficiently high to make measurements of ppm level concentrations feasible. The thick target yields were calculated by correlating the activities of the particular Y-rays 16 back to the time at the end of the irradiation...

Novak, Leo Robert

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steering of an ultrarelativistic proton beam by a bent germanium crystal  

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Curved crystals, thanks to the electrostatic potential generated by the coherent atomic structure, may deflect ultrarelativistic charged particles by means of channeling and volume reflection effects. Most of the experimental knowledge about these phenomena was gathered with Si crystals, though the performance could be improved by using materials with a larger atomic number. In this letter, we investigate planar and axial channeling and volume reflection in a high quality Ge short strip crystal. All the effects are demonstrated to occur in agreement with theoretical expectations, which take into account the stronger confinement potential for an ideal Ge crystal.

De Salvador, D.; Carturan, S.; Bazzan, M.; Argiolas, N.; Carnera, A. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell'Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova (Italy); Bagli, E.; Mazzolari, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, INFN Sezione di Ferraraand, Universita di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44100 Ferrara (Italy); Lytovchenko, O.; Della Mea, G. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell'Universita 2, 35020 Legnaro (Italy); Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali e Tecnologie Industriali, Universita di Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38050 Trento (Italy); Guidi, V. [Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali e Tecnologie Industriali, Universita di Trento, Via Mesiano 77, 38050 Trento (Italy); Bolognini, D.; Hasan, S.; Prest, M. [Universita dell'Insubria, via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como (Italy) and INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 3, 20126 Milan (Italy); Vallazza, E. [INFN Sezione di Trieste, Via Valerio 2, 34127 Trieste (Italy)

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Raman E{sub 1} and E{sub 1} + {delta}{sub 1} resonances in a system of unstrained germanium quantum dots  

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The positions and shapes of the Raman E{sub 1} and E{sub 1} + {delta}{sub 1} resonances of optical phonons are studied as functions of the size of unstrained germanium quantum dots. The quantum dots are grown by molecular-beam epitaxy in GaAs/ZnSe/Ge/ZnSe structures on GaAs(111) wafers. The positions of the E{sub 1} and E{sub 1} + {delta}{sub 1} resonances are found to shift by at most 0.3 eV. This shift is shown to be well described in terms of a cylindrical model using the quantization of the spectrum of bulk electron-hole states in germanium that form an exciton in a two-dimensional critical point. The fact that the peaks of the E{sub 1} and E{sub 1} + {delta}{sub 1} resonances appear separately has been detected for the first time, and it is related to the transformation of the interband density of states into a delta function because of spectrum quantization. An increase in the resonance amplitudes in quantum dots as compared to the bulk case is related to the degeneracy multiplicity of the exciton state in the (111) direction.

Talochkin, A. B., E-mail: tal@thermo.isp.nsc.ru; Teys, S. A.; Suprun, S. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Division (Russian Federation)

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A mixed gamma-ray standard for calibrating germanium well detectors  

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A new coincidence-free, mixed gamma-ray standard is proposed for the absolute energy-efficiency calibration of HPGe gamma-ray well detectors. The mixed gamma-ray standard that has been used in the nuclear industry for the past 20 years contains at least three radionuclides that emit coincident gamma rays which, depending on the detector being used, may sum. In the very high efficiency geometry encountered with well detectors, these coincident gamma rays will sum and produce erroneous absolute efficiency calibrations. The mixture proposed here, when combined with {sup 40}K will produce a continuous efficiency curve from 22.1 keV to 1460.8 keV. A method is also suggested for the accurate quantification of radionuclides that emit coincident gamma rays when counted in a well detector.

Sanderson, C.G.; Decker, K.M. [Environmental Measurements Laboratory, New York, NY (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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UV-Photoreflectance and Raman Characterization of Strain Relaxation in Si on Silicon-Germanium Films  

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Photoreflectance (PR), using a uv (374 nm) diode laser probe beam, and Raman spectroscopy, using a multi-wavelength Ar{sup +} laser coupled to a high-resolution multi-wavelength spectrometer, were used to characterize the strain relaxation of Si top layers grown on a graded and relaxed SiGe buffer stack with a final Ge concentration of 20%. The Si top layer thicknesses ranged from 1.6 to 18 nm. Considerable radial variation in the strain relaxation was seen in all sampled wafers, highlighting the need for rapid, local strain characterization. Strong correlation between shift in the Si layer dielectric response, measured by uv-PR, and the Si top layer strain, measured by Raman, is reported.

Current, Michael [Current Scientific, 1729 Comstock Way, San Jose, CA 95124 (United States); Chism, Will [Xitronix Corporation, 106 East Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Austin TX, 78701 (United States); Yoo, Woo Sik [WaferMasters, Inc., 246 East Gist Road, San Jose, CA 95112 (United States); Vartanian, Victor [International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative, 257 Fuller Road, Suite 2200, Albany NY 12203 (United States)

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Chem. Phys. Lett., Accepted on 15 May 2002 Low-temperature synthesis of high-purity single-walled carbon nanotubes from  

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even at relatively low reaction temperature such as 700 ­ 800 °C. By using methanol, generation is producing almost amorphous-free commercial SWNTs. Remaining problems of this technique are metal particles

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Role of hydrogen in hydrogen-induced layer exfoliation of germanium J. M. Zahler,1 A. Fontcuberta i Morral,1,2 M. J. Griggs,1 Harry A. Atwater,1 and Y. J. Chabal3  

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Role of hydrogen in hydrogen-induced layer exfoliation of germanium J. M. Zahler,1 A. Fontcuberta i 2006; published 9 January 2007 The role of hydrogen in the exfoliation of Ge is studied using cross for the physical and chemical action of hydrogen in the exfoliation of these materials is presented, in which H

Atwater, Harry

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Developing a Methodology for Characterizing the Effects of Building Materials’ Natural Radiation Background on a Radiation Portal Monitoring System  

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the sponsors of this research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). vi NOMENCLATURE EW Energy Windowing FWHM Full-Width at Half Maximum HEU Highly Enriched Uranium HPGe High-Purity Germanium ISOCS In-Situ Object Counting System MCA Multichannel... Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material ? Diameter ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory PMT Photomultiplier Tube PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PVT Polyvinyl Toluene RDD Radiological Dispersal Device vii RPM Radiation Portal Monitor...

Fitzmaurice, Matthew Blake 1988-

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Method and apparatus for measuring lung density by Compton backscattering  

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The density of the lung of a patient suffering from pulmonary edema is monitored by irradiating the lung by a single collimated beam of monochromatic photons and measuring the energies of photons compton back-scattered from the lung by a single high-resolution, high-purity germanium detector. A compact system geometry and a unique data extraction scheme are utilized to minimize systematic errors due to the presence of the chestwall and multiple scattering. 11 figs., 1 tab.

Loo, B.W.; Goulding, F.S.

1988-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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CARRIER TRANSPORT AND TRAPPING PROCESS IN HIGH-RESISTIVITY CdTe GROWN BY A MODIFIED THM  

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189 CARRIER TRANSPORT AND TRAPPING PROCESS IN HIGH-RESISTIVITY CdTe GROWN BY A MODIFIED THM T, PAGE 189 1. Introduction. - Recent results of studies on carrier transport in high-purity CdTe crystals current measure- ments. This paper discusses trapping and detrapping effects in high-resistivity CdTe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Methods for high volume production of nanostructured materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for high volume production of nanoparticles, nanotubes, and items incorporating nanoparticles and nanotubes. Microwave, radio frequency, or infrared energy vaporizes a metal catalyst which, as it condenses, is contacted by carbon or other elements such as silicon, germanium, or boron to form agglomerates. The agglomerates may be annealed to accelerate the production of nanotubes. Magnetic or electric fields may be used to align the nanotubes during their production. The nanotubes may be separated from the production byproducts in aligned or non-aligned configurations. The agglomerates may be formed directly into tools, optionally in compositions that incorporate other materials such as abrasives, binders, carbon-carbon composites, and cermets.

Ripley, Edward B. (Knoxville, TN); Morrell, Jonathan S. (Knoxville, TN); Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Ludtka, Gerald M. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDROGEN IN GERMANIUM  

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LBL-7996 of the donors phosphorous and D in pure germaniumspectra of the donors phosphorous and D in crys­ tals grownof the donor D and of phosphorous at three different values

Haller, E.E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Handheld isotope identification system  

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A portable radiation detector using a high-purity germanium crystal as the sensing device. The crystal is fabricated such that it exhibits a length to width ratio greater than 1:1 and is oriented within the detector to receive radiation along the width of said crystal. The crystal is located within a container pressurized with ultra-pure nitrogen, and the container is located within a cryostat under vacuum.

Frankle, Christen M. (Los Alamos, NM); Becker, John A. (Alameda, CA); Cork,; Christopher P. (Pleasant Hill, CA); Madden, Norman W. (Livermore, CA)

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Investigation of Naturally Occurring Radio Nuclides in Shir?kuh Granites  

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One of the principle natural radiation resources is Granite which can be dangerous for human because of its radiations. Based on this fact in this research we attempt to specify the activity amount of these natural radio nuclides existing in Shir?kuh Granite of Yazd state. To specify the activity amount of this natural radio nuclides it has been applied the measurement method of Gamma spectroscopy using high purity Germanium (HPGe) detector.

Mohammad Mehdi Mazarei; Mojtaba Zarei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

MARS Flight Engineering Status  

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The Multi-sensor Airborne Radiation Survey Flight Engineering project (MARS FE) has designed a high purity germanium (HPGe) crystal array for conducting a wide range of field measurements. In addition to the HPGe detector system, a platform-specific shock and vibration isolation system and environmental housing have been designed to support demonstration activities in a maritime environment on an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). This report describes the status of the equipment as of the end of FY09.

Fast, James E.; Dorow, Kevin E.; Morris, Scott J.; Thompson, Robert C.; Willett, Jesse A.

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

242

Status and perspective of the GERDA neutrinoless double beta decay experiment  

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Gerda the GERManium Detector Array [1] is a new double beta decay experiment which is currently under commissioning in the Infn National Gran Sasso Laboratory (Lngs) Italy. It is implementing a new shielding concept by operating bare Ge diodes - enriched in 76 Ge - in high purity liquid argon supplemented by a water shield. The paper presents the status of the experiment results from the commissioning and a summary of planned future activities.

K. T. Knöpfle; GERDA Collaboration

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Synthesis of High Quality Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Silks by the Arc Discharge Technique  

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Synthesis of High Quality Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Silks by the Arc Discharge Technique ... Cerium was found to be a good element for stabilizing the electric arc, though the SWNT products as-grown from Ce had a low purity. ...

Hong-wei Zhu; Bin Jiang; Cai-lu Xu; De-hai Wu

2003-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

244

A Practical and Highly Stereoselective Umpolung Alternative to the Alkylation of Chiral Enolates  

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-chiral center of high optical purity based on the SN2 displace- ment reaction of alkyl cuprates on chiral allyl, the reaction sometimes leads to self-condensa- tion byproducts. The Lewis acid induced alkylation of silyl enol ethers allows reaction with SN1-prone electrophiles but is of limited use with ester or amide derived O

Spino, Claude

245

Microstructure and nanohardness distribution in a polycrystalline Zn deformed by high strain rate impact  

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-Munitions, 7 route de Guerry, 18023 Bourges Cedex, France c Department of Materials Physics, Eötvös Loránd grain size of 20 m surrounded by a fine-grained rim with an average grain size of 6 m. Transmission in high purity polycrystal- line Zn. The evolution of the microstructure due to the impact loading

Gubicza, Jenõ

246

A new high-background-rejection dark matter Ge cryogenic detector  

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A new design of a cryogenic germanium detector for dark matter search is presented, taking advantage of the coplanar grid technique of event localisation for improved background discrimination. Experiments performed with prototype devices in the EDELWEISS II setup at the Modane underground facility demonstrate the remarkably high efficiency of these devices for the rejection of low-energy $\\beta$, approaching 10$^5$ . This opens the road to investigate the range beyond 10$^{-8}$ pb in the WIMP-nucleon collision cross-sections, as proposed in the EURECA project of a one-ton cryogenic detector mass.

Broniatowski, A; Armengaud, E; Bergé, L; Benoît, A; Besida, O; Blumer, J; Chantelauze, A; Chapellier, M; Chardin, G; Charlieux, F; Collin, S; Crauste, O; De Jésus, M; Di Stefano, P; Dolgorouki, Y; Domange, J; Dumoulin, L; Eitel, K; Gascon, J; Gerbier, G; Gros, M; Hannawald, M; Hervé, S; Juillard, A; Kluck, H; Kozlov, V; Lemrani, R; Lubashevskiy, A; Marrache, C; Marnieros, S; Navick, X -F; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Pari, P; Paul, B; Rozov, S; Sanglard, V; Scorza, S; Semikh, S; Verdier, M -A; Vagneron, L; Yakushev, E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Barrelane-like germanium clusters in Eu{sub 3}Ge{sub 5}: Crystal structure, chemical bonding and physical properties  

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Formation and crystal structure of the binary germanide Eu{sub 3}Ge{sub 5} were investigated in detail. The compound forms peritectically at 1008deg. C and does not undergo any phase transition down to room temperature. The crystal structure was determined first from X-ray powder diffraction data and was later confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction: structure type Pu{sub 3}Pd{sub 5}, space group Cmcm (no. 63), a=9.7675(4)A, b=7.9681(3)A, c=9.8562(3)A. The main building blocks are Ge{sub 5}{sup 6-} cluster anions surrounded by Eu{sup 2+} cations. The nearly tetragonal-pyramidal shape is suggested by the interatomic distances. Contrary to that, the bonding analysis with the electron localization function (ELF) reveals only two- and three-bonded germanium atoms forming a strongly distorted [1.1.1]-barrelane-like cluster. Despite the formal electron deficiency, compared to the barrelane C{sub 5}H{sub 8}, the electron counting in the cluster anion and its conformation cannot be interpreted applying the Wade's rules. In accordance with the calculated electronic density of states, Eu{sub 3}Ge{sub 5} shows a metal-like temperature dependence of the electrical resistivity with a sharp change of {rho}(T) slope at the Neel point. Above the Neel point the inverse magnetic susceptibility reveals Curie-Weiss behavior with an effective moment of 8.11{mu}{sub B} (Eu{sup 2+}, 4f{sup 7} configuration) in agreement with the analysis of the chemical bonding. The 4f{sup 7} electronic configuration of europium is confirmed by Eu-L{sub III} X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

Budnyk, Sergij [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Weitzer, Franz [AG Neue Materialien, Universitaet Wien, Waehringerstr. 42, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Kubata, Christof [Laboratorium fuer Anorganische Chemie, ETH Hoenggerberg, HCI, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Collegium Helveticum, 3092 Zuerich (Switzerland); Prots, Yurii [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Akselrud, Lev G. [Institut of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Lviv, Kyrylo and Methody Str. 6, 79005 Lviv (Ukraine); Schnelle, Walter [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Hiebl, Kurt [AG Neue Materialien, Universitaet Wien, Waehringerstr. 42, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Nesper, Reinhard [Laboratorium fuer Anorganische Chemie, ETH Hoenggerberg, HCI, 8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Collegium Helveticum, 3092 Zurich (Switzerland); Wagner, Frank R. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Grin, Yuri [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany)]. E-mail: grin@cpfs.mpg.de

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

248

Measurement and analysis of gamma-rays emitted from spent nuclear fuel above 3 MeV  

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The Next Generation Safeguard Initiative (NGSI) includes an effort to determine the mass content of fissile isotopes contained within spent fuel through the spectroscopy of high-energy delayed gamma rays. Studies being performed indicate the primary difficulty is the ability to detect the desired signal in the presence of the intense background associated with spent fuel fission products. An enabling technology for this application is high-resolution high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors capable of operating efficiently in at extremely high count rates. This presentation will describe the prospects of high-rate germanium detectors and delayed-gamma techniques, primarily discussing the efforts to merge these into a unique and viable system for measuring spent fuel.

Rodriguez, Douglas C. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Anderson, Elaina R. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, NY (United States); Anderson, Kevin K. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Campbell, Luke W. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Fast, James E. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Jarman, Kenneth D. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Kulisek, Jonathan A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Orton, Christopher R. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Runkle, Robert C. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Stave, Sean [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

2013-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

249

40 K, high-resolution measurements with an energy resolution of several meVare required. The larger value of a (0.460.48) strongly  

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40 K, high-resolution measurements with an energy resolution of several meVare required. The larger role in SWNTs. A Methods Sample preparation In photoemission measurements, a relatively large sampling of the SWNTs were several micrometres. The purity of the SWNTsamples was estimated by electron-energy

Niu, Fenglin

250

Evaluation of a Solid-Phase Extraction Method for Benzoylecgonine Urine Analysis in a High-Throughput Forensic Urine Drug-Testing Laboratory  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......high-volume production facility reducing overall cost of analysis by...minimizing waste production while meeting...Forensic Medicine Gas Chromatography-Mass...minimizing waste production while meeting...street at lower cost and higher purity...confirmation by gas chromatog- raphy-mass......

Peter R. Stout; Jay M. Gehlhausen; Carl K. Horn; Kevin L. Klette

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

A search for particle dark matter using cryogenic germanium and silicon detectors in the one- and two- tower runs of CDMS-II at Soudan  

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Images of the Bullet Cluster of galaxies in visible light, X-rays, and through gravitational lensing confirm that most of the matter in the universe is not composed of any known form of matter. The combined evidence from the dynamics of galaxies and clusters of galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, big bang nucleosynthesis, and other observations indicates that 80% of the universe's matter is dark, nearly collisionless, and cold. The identify of the dar, matter remains unknown, but weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are a very good candidate. They are a natural part of many supersymmetric extensions to the standard model, and could be produced as a nonrelativistic, thermal relic in the early universe with about the right density to account for the missing mass. The dark matter of a galaxy should exist as a spherical or ellipsoidal cloud, called a 'halo' because it extends well past the edge of the visible galaxy. The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) seeks to directly detect interactions between WIMPs in the Milky Way's galactic dark matter halo using crystals of germanium and silicon. Our Z-sensitive ionization and phonon ('ZIP') detectors simultaneously measure both phonons and ionization produced by particle interactions. In order to find very rare, low-energy WIMP interactions, they must identify and reject background events caused by environmental radioactivity, radioactive contaminants on the detector,s and cosmic rays. In particular, sophisticated analysis of the timing of phonon signals is needed to eliminate signals caused by beta decays at the detector surfaces. This thesis presents the firs two dark matter data sets from the deep underground experimental site at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Minnesota. These are known as 'Run 118', with six detectors (1 kg Ge, 65.2 live days before cuts) and 'Run 119', with twelve detectors (1.5 kg Ge, 74.5 live days before cuts). They have analyzed all data from the two runs together in a single, combined analysis, with sensitivity to lower-energy interactions, careful control of data quality and stability, and further development of techniques for reconstructing event location and rejecting near-surface interactions from beta decays. They also present a revision to the previously published Run 119 analysis, a demonstration of the feasibility of a low-threshold (1 or 2 keV) analysis of Soudan data, and a review of the literature on charge generation and quenching relevant to the ionization signal.

Ogburn, Reuben Walter, IV; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Aluminum as a source of background in low background experiments  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay would be a key to understanding the nature of neutrino masses. The next generation of High Purity Germanium experiments will have to be operated with a background rate of better than 10^-5 counts/(kg y keV) in the region of interest around the Q value of the decay. Therefore, so far irrelevant sources of background have to be considered. The metalization of the surface of germanium detectors is in general done with aluminum. The background from the decays of 22Na, 26Al, 226Ra and 228Th introduced by this metalization is discussed. It is shown that only a special selection of aluminum can keep these background contributions acceptable.

B. Majorovits; I. Abt; M. Laubenstein; O. Volynets

2011-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

253

WATER PURITY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE COUPLED CAVITY LINAC (CCL) AND DRIFT TUBE LINAC (DTL) STRUCTURES OF THE SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE (SNS) LINAC  

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The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is a facility being designed for scientific and industrial research and development. SNS will generate and use neutrons as a diagnostic tool for medical purposes, material science, etc. The neutrons will be produced by bombarding a heavy metal target with a high-energy beam of protons, generated and accelerated with a linear particle accelerator, or linac. The low energy end of the linac consists of two room temperature copper structures, the drift tube linac (DTL), and the coupled cavity linac (CCL). Both of these accelerating structures use large amounts of electrical energy to accelerate the proton beam. Approximately 60-80% of the electrical energy is dissipated in the copper structure and must be removed. This is done using specifically designed water cooling passages within the linac's copper structure. Cooling water is supplied to these cooling passages by specially designed resonance control and water cooling systems. One of the primary components in the DTL and CCL water cooling systems, is a water purification system that is responsible for minimizing erosion, corrosion, scaling, biological growth, and hardware activation. The water purification system consists of filters, ion exchange resins, carbon beds, an oxygen scavenger, a UV source, and diagnostic instrumentation. This paper reviews related issues associated with water purification and describes the mechanical design of the SNS Linac water purification system.

D. KATONAK; J. BERNARDIN; S. HOPKINS

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Imaging Heterogeneous Objects Using Transport Theory and Newton's Method  

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were being scanned.2 The systems used today in all major U.S. ports to determine the presence of radioactive material within cargo containers are Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM). These devices generally exist in the form of a gate or series of gates... detectors can can be used in portal monitors such as scintillators such as Sodium Iodide (NaI), High Purity Germanium (HPGe), Polyvinyl Toluene (PVT) for gamma particle detection and gas-filled detectors like Helium-3 (He-3) tubes for neutron detection...

Fredette, Nathaniel

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

255

Inelastic scattering of fast neutrons from $^{56}$Fe  

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Inelastic scattering of fast neutrons from $^{56}$Fe was studied at the photoneutron source nELBE. The neutron energies were determined on the basis of a timeof- flight measurement. Gamma-ray spectra were measured with a high-purity germanium detector. The total scattering cross sections deduced from the present experiment in an energy range from 0.8 to 9.6 MeV agree within 15% with earlier data and with predictions of the statistical-reaction code Talys.

Beyer, R; Hannaske, R; Junghans, A R; Massarczyk, R; Anders, M; Bemmerer, D; Ferrari, A; Kögler, T; Röder, M; Schmidt, K; Wagner, A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of Ge-76 with GERDA  

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GERDA, the GERmanium Detector Array experiment, is a new double beta-decay experiment which is currently under construction in the INFN National Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS), Italy. It is implementing a new shielding concept by operating bare Ge diodes - enriched in Ge-76 - in high purity liquid argon supplemented by a water shield. The aim of GERDA is to verify or refute the recent claim of discovery, and, in a second phase, to achieve a two orders of magnitude lower background index than recent experiments. The paper discusses motivation, physics reach, design and status of construction of GERDA, and presents some R&D results.

Karl-Tasso Knoepfle

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

257

Recovery and separation of high-value plastics from discarded household appliances  

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Argonne National Laboratory is conducting research to develop a cost- effective and environmentally acceptable process for the separation of high-value plastics from discarded household appliances. The process under development has separated individual high purity (greater than 99.5%) acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and high- impact polystyrene (HIPS) from commingled plastics generated by appliance-shredding and metal-recovery operations. The process consists of size-reduction steps for the commingled plastics, followed by a series of gravity-separation techniques to separate plastic materials of different densities. Individual plastics of similar densities, such as ABS and HIPS, are further separated by using a chemical solution. By controlling the surface tension, the density, and the temperature of the chemical solution we are able to selectively float/separate plastics that have different surface energies. This separation technique has proven to be highly effective in recovering high-purity plastics materials from discarded household appliances. A conceptual design of a continuous process to recover high-value plastics from discarded appliances is also discussed. In addition to plastics separation research, Argonne National Laboratory is conducting research to develop cost-effective techniques for improving the mechanical properties of plastics recovered from appliances.

Karvelas, D.E.; Jody, B.J.; Poykala, J.A. Jr.; Daniels, E.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.; Arman, B. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.]|[Praxair, Inc., Tarrytown, NY (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Study of thermal neutron capture gamma rays using a lithium-drifted germanium spectrometer / [by] Victor John Orphan [and] Norman C. Rasmussen  

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A gamma-ray spectrometer, using a 30 cc coaxial Ge(Li) detector, which can be operated as a pair spectrometer at high energies and in the Compton suppression mode at low energies provides an effective means of obtaining ...

Orphan, V. J.

1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Enhanced luminescence intensity and color purity of the red emitting LnVO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+}@ SiO{sub 2} (Ln = Gd, Y and Gd/Y) powder phosphors  

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Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? Tetragonal phase lanthanide vanadates doped with Eu{sup 3+} were synthesized. ? Luminescence enhancement was done by optimizing the host (Gd,Y) and SiO{sub 2} coatings. ? SiO{sub 2} coating was characterized by SEM-EDAX, FT-IR and PL techniques. ? {sup 5}D{sub 0} ? {sup 7}F{sub 2} domination over {sup 5}D{sub 0} ? {sup 7}F{sub 1} indicates the absence of an inversion symmetry. ? Y{sub 0.95}VO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+}@ SiO{sub 2}(10 vol.%) is found to be a novel enhanced red emitting phosphor. -- Abstract: An attempt was made to enhance the luminescence properties of LnVO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+}@ SiO{sub 2} (Ln = Gd, Y and Gd/Y) powder phosphors. Pure phase with tetragonal structure of the produced phosphors was confirmed by XRD profiles. Sub-micron sized phosphors have shown 35% more PL intensity than the bulk, which was further improved 20.22% with SiO{sub 2} shell coating. SiO{sub 2} shell coating was optimized by SEM-EDAX, FT-IR, PL and TEM measurements. Emission intensities of the transition, {sup 5}D{sub 0} ? {sup 7}F{sub 2} have dominated {sup 5}D{sub 0} ? {sup 7}F{sub 1}, which indicated the lowering of an inverse symmetry in the vicinity of Eu{sup 3+} ions. Luminescence intensity and color purity were enhanced with the host modification by substituting Gd{sup 3+} with Y{sup 3+} sites, followed by SiO{sub 2} coating. Based on the systematic investigations carried out, the phosphor Y{sub 0.95}VO{sub 4}:Eu{sup 3+}{sub 0.05}@ SiO{sub 2} is suggested to be a novel contender for its suitable red emission in certain displays or lighting.

Rambabu, U. [Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), IDA Phase-III, Cherlapally, Hyderabad 500051 (India)] [Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), IDA Phase-III, Cherlapally, Hyderabad 500051 (India); Han, Sang-Do, E-mail: sdhan@kier.re.kr [Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

260

Atomic layer deposition of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} on germanium-tin (GeSn) and impact of wet chemical surface pre-treatment  

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GeSn is quickly emerging as a potential candidate for high performance Si-compatible transistor technology. Fabrication of high-? gate stacks on GeSn with good interface properties is essential for realizing high performance field effect transistors based on this material system. We demonstrate an effective surface passivation scheme for n-Ge{sub 0.97}Sn{sub 0.03} alloy using atomic layer deposition (ALD) of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. The effect of pre-ALD wet chemical surface treatment is analyzed and shown to be critical in obtaining a good quality interface between GeSn and Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. Using proper surface pre-treatment, mid-gap trap density for the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/GeSn interface of the order of 10{sup 12}?cm{sup ?2} has been achieved.

Gupta, Suyog, E-mail: suyog@stanford.edu; Chen, Robert; Harris, James S.; Saraswat, Krishna C. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)] [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

2013-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron-induced background by an alpha-beam incident on a deuterium gas target and its implications for the study of the 2H(alpha,gamma)6Li reaction at LUNA  

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The production of the stable isotope Li-6 in standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis has recently attracted much interest. Recent observations in metal-poor stars suggest that a cosmological Li-6 plateau may exist. If true, this plateau would come in addition to the well-known Spite plateau of Li-7 abundances and would point to a predominantly primordial origin of Li-6, contrary to the results of standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis calculations. Therefore, the nuclear physics underlying Big Bang Li-6 production must be revisited. The main production channel for Li-6 in the Big Bang is the 2H(alpha,gamma)6Li reaction. The present work reports on neutron-induced effects in a high-purity germanium detector that were encountered in a new study of this reaction. In the experiment, an {\\alpha}-beam from the underground accelerator LUNA in Gran Sasso, Italy, and a windowless deuterium gas target are used. A low neutron flux is induced by energetic deuterons from elastic scattering and, subsequently, the 2H(d,n)3He reaction. Due to the ultra-low laboratory neutron background at LUNA, the effect of this weak flux of 2-3 MeV neutrons on well-shielded high-purity germanium detectors has been studied in detail. Data have been taken at 280 and 400 keV alpha-beam energy and for comparison also using an americium-beryllium neutron source.

M. Anders; D. Trezzi; A. Bellini; M. Aliotta; D. Bemmerer; C. Broggini; A. Caciolli; H. Costantini; P. Corvisiero; T. Davinson; Z. Elekes; M. Erhard; A. Formicola; Zs. Fülöp; G. Gervino; A. Guglielmetti; C. Gustavino; Gy. Gyürky; M. Junker; A. Lemut; M. Marta; C. Mazzocchi; R. Menegazzo; P. Prati; C. Rossi Alvarez; D. Scott; E. Somorjai; O. Straniero; T. Szücs

2013-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

262

High-efficiency solar cell and method for fabrication  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-efficiency 3- or 4-junction solar cell is disclosed with a theoretical AM0 energy conversion efficiency of about 40%. The solar cell includes p-n junctions formed from indium gallium arsenide nitride (InGaAsN), gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium gallium aluminum phosphide (InGaAlP) separated by n-p tunnel junctions. An optional germanium (Ge) p-n junction can be formed in the substrate upon which the other p-n junctions are grown. The bandgap energies for each p-n junction are tailored to provide substantially equal short-circuit currents for each p-n junction, thereby eliminating current bottlenecks and improving the overall energy conversion efficiency of the solar cell. Additionally, the use of an InGaAsN p-n junction overcomes super-bandgap energy losses that are present in conventional multi-junction solar cells. A method is also disclosed for fabricating the high-efficiency 3- or 4-junction solar cell by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD).

Hou, Hong Q. (Albuquerque, NM); Reinhardt, Kitt C. (Albuquerque, NM)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

High-efficiency solar cell and method for fabrication  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high-efficiency 3- or 4-junction solar cell is disclosed with a theoretical AM0 energy conversion efficiency of about 40%. The solar cell includes p-n junctions formed from indium gallium arsenide nitride (InGaAsN), gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium gallium aluminum phosphide (InGaAlP) separated by n-p tunnel junctions. An optional germanium (Ge) p-n junction can be formed in the substrate upon which the other p-n junctions are grown. The bandgap energies for each p-n junction are tailored to provide substantially equal short-circuit currents for each p-n junction, thereby eliminating current bottlenecks and improving the overall energy conversion efficiency of the solar cell. Additionally, the use of an InGaAsN p-n junction overcomes super-bandgap energy losses that are present in conventional multi-junction solar cells. A method is also disclosed for fabricating the high-efficiency 3- or 4-junction solar cell by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). 4 figs.

Hou, H.Q.; Reinhardt, K.C.

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

264

Grain boundary depletion and migration during selective oxidation of Cr in a Ni-5Cr binary alloy exposed to high-temperature hydrogenated water  

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High-resolution microscopy of a high-purity Ni-5Cr alloy exposed to 360°C hydrogenated water reveals intergranular selective oxidation of Cr accompanied by local Cr depletion and diffusion-induced grain boundary migration (DIGM). The corrosion-product oxide consists of a porous, interconnected network of Cr2O3 platelets with no further O ingress into the metal ahead. Extensive grain boundary depletion of Cr (to <0.05at.%) is observed typically 20–100 nm wide as a result of DIGM and reaching depths of many micrometers beyond the oxidation front.

Schreiber, Daniel K.; Olszta, Matthew J.; Bruemmer, Stephen M.

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

265

Pulse Rise Time Characterization of a High Pressure Xenon Gamma Detector for use in Resolution Enhancement  

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High pressure xenon ionization chamber detectors are possible alternatives to traditional thallium doped sodium iodide (NaI(Tl)) and hyperpure germanium as gamma spectrometers in certain applications. Xenon detectors incorporating a Frisch grid exhibit energy resolutions comparable to cadmium/zinc/telluride (CZT) (e.g. 2% {at} 662keV) but with far greater sensitive volumes. The Frisch grid reduces the position dependence of the anode pulse risetimes, but it also increases the detector vibration sensitivity, anode capacitance, voltage requirements and mechanical complexity. We have been investigating the possibility of eliminating the grid electrode in high-pressure xenon detectors and preserving the high energy resolution using electronic risetime compensation methods. A two-electrode cylindrical high pressure xenon gamma detector coupled to time-to-amplitude conversion electronics was used to characterize the pulse rise time of deposited gamma photons. Time discrimination was used to characterize the pulse rise time versus photo peak position and resolution. These data were collected to investigate the effect of pulse rise time compensation on resolution and efficiency.

TROYER, G.L.

2000-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

266

First observation of high spin states and isomeric decay in 210Fr  

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The first observation of the prompt and the delayed ? transitions involving the high spin states in 210Fr is reported. The decay of the high spin states and the isomeric levels of 210Fr, identified for the first time from the known sequence of low-lying transitions found earlier in the ? decay of 214Ac, were studied. High spin states of the doubly-odd 210Fr, which were produced by the fusion evaporation reaction 197Au (16O, xn) 213?xFr, were populated and the subsequent emitted ? rays were detected through the high-sensitivity germanium clover detector array INGA. The level scheme up to yrast levels of 5.3 MeV excitation energy and ?20? angular momentum could be established for the first time through ??, ???T coincidence, and DCO ratio measurements. A new low-lying isomeric transition at E?= 203(2) keV was observed. The half-life was measured to be T1/2= 41(2) ns. The measured half-life was compared with the corresponding single-particle estimate, based on the level scheme obtained from the experiment.

D. Kanjilal; S. Saha; S. Bhattacharya; A. Goswami; R. Kshetri; R. Raut; S. Muralithar; R. P. Singh; G. Mukherjee; B. Mukherjee

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

267

Development of multicathode high flux metal ion plasma sources in Korea  

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Multicathode high flux metal plasma ion sources were self-developed and its performance was proved to be appropriate for the high-purity ion implantation and thin-film deposition. As key results of self-design, a bipolar pulse power supply with a peak voltage of 250 V, a repetition rate of 20 Hz, and a pulse width of 100 {mu}s showed an output current of 2 kA and an average power of 2 kW and the operational plasma flux of multicathode ion source was well sustained even at an ion current of about 5 A. A high-voltage pulse generator was employed as a trigger power supply producing a peak voltage of 12 kV, peak current of 50 A, and stable repetition rate of 20 Hz.

Kim, Do-Yun; Lee, Eui-Wan; Lee, Myoung-Bok [Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of); School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu 702-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High bandwidth Ge p-i-n photodetector integrated on Si  

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The authors present a germanium on silicon p-i-n photodiode for vertical light incidence. For a Ge p-i-n photodetector with a radius of 5 {mu}m a 3 dB bandwidth of 25 GHz is measured at an incident wavelength of 1.55 {mu}m and zero external bias. For a modest reverse bias of 2 V, the 3 dB bandwidth increases to 39 GHz. The monolithically integrated devices are grown on Si with solid source molecular beam epitaxy. The complete detector structure consisting of a highly p-doped Ge buried layer, an intrinsic absorption region, and a highly n-doped top contact layer of Ge/Si is grown in one continuous epitaxial run. A low growth temperature sequence was needed to obtain abrupt doping transitions between the highly doped regions surrounding the intrinsic layer. A theoretical consideration of the 3 dB bandwidth of the Ge detector was used to optimize the layer structure. For a photodiode with 5 {mu}m mesa radius the maximum theoretical 3 dB frequency is 62 GHz with an intrinsic region thickness of 307 nm.

Oehme, M.; Werner, J.; Kasper, E.; Jutzi, M.; Berroth, M. [Institut fuer Halbleitertechnik, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Institut fuer Elektrische und Optische Nachrichtentechnik, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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New detectors for the kaon and hypernuclear experiments with KaoS at MAMI and with PANDA at GSI  

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The KaoS spectrometer at the Mainz Microtron MAMI, Germany, is perceived as the ideal candidate for a dedicated spectrometer in kaon and hypernuclei electroproduction. KaoS will be equipped with new read-out electronics, a completely new focal plane detector package consisting of scintillating fibres, and a new trigger system. First prototypes of the fibre detectors and the associated new front-end electronics are shown in this contribution. The Mainz hypernuclei research program will complement the hypernuclear experiments at the planned FAIR facility at GSI, Germany. At the proposed antiproton storage ring the spectroscopy of double Lambda hypernuclei is one of the four main topics which will be addressed by the PANDA Collaboration. The experiments require the operation of high purity germanium (HPGe) detectors in high magnetic fields (B= 1T) in the presence of a large hadronic background. The performance of high resolution Ge detectors in such an environment has been investigated.

P. Achenbach; C. Ayerbe Gayoso; R. Böhm; M. O. Distler; J. Friedrich; K. W. Krygier; H. Merkel; U. Müller; R. Neuhausen; L. Nungesser; J. Pochodzalla; A. Sanchez Lorente; S. Sánchez Majos; Th. Walcher; J. Gerl; M. Kavatsyuk; I. Kojouhavorv; N. Saito; T. R. Saito; H. Schaffner; T. Bressani; S. Bufalino; A. Feliciello; A. Pantaleo; M. Palomba; G. Raciti; C. Sfienti; M. Agnello; F. Ferro; F. Iazzi; K. Szymanska; P. -E. Tegnér; B. Cederwall; L. Majling

2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified Reference Electrode for Electrorefining of Spent Nuclear Fuel in High Temperature Molten Salt  

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Pyrochemical processing plays an important role in development of proliferation- resistant nuclear fuel cycles. At the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), a pyrochemical process has been implemented for the treatment of spent fuel from the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II) in the last decade. Electrorefining in a high temperature molten salt is considered a signature or central technology in pyroprocessing fuel cycles. Separation of actinides from fission products is being demonstrated by electrorefining the spent fuel in a molten UCl3-LiCl-KCl electrolyte in two engineering scale electrorefiners (ERs). The electrorefining process is current controlled. The reference electrode provides process information through monitoring of the voltage difference between the reference and the anode and cathode electrodes. This information is essential for monitoring the reactions occurring at the electrodes, investigating separation efficiency, controlling the process rate, and determining the process end-point. The original reference electrode has provided good life expectancy and signal stability, but is not easily replaceable. The reference electrode used a vycor-glass ion-permeable membrane containing a high purity silver wire with one end positioned in ~2 grams of LiCl/KCl salt electrolyte with a low concentration (~1%) AgCl. It was, however, a complex assembly requiring specialized skill and talent to fabricate. The construction involved multiple small pieces, glass joints, ceramic to glass joints, and ceramic to metal joints all assembled in a high purity inert gas environment. As original electrodes reached end-of-life it was uncertain if the skills and knowledge were readily available to successfully fabricate replacements. Experimental work has been conducted to identify a simpler electrode design while retaining the needed long life and signal stability. This improved design, based on an ion-permeable membrane of mullite has been completed. Use of the silver wire and electrolyte composition remains the same. The resulting design maximizes the use of commercial components and can be fabricated with commonly available skills. This has resulted in a significant reduction of effort and cost to fabricate replacements. The piece count requiring assembly in a high purity glove box atmosphere has been reduced by over half and all specialized joints have been eliminated. The new design has been tested in a lab scale electrorefiner and has also been successfully scaled up and installed in the engineering scale electrorefiners.

Kim Davies; Shelly X Li

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rhombohedral AlPt films formed by self-propagating, high temperature synthesis.  

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High-purity AlPt thin films prepared by self-propagating, high temperature combustion synthesis show evidence for a new rhombohedral phase. Sputter deposited Al/Pt multilayers of various designs are reacted at different rates in air and in vacuum, and each form a new trigonal/hexagonal aluminide phase with unit cell parameters a = 15.571(8) {angstrom}, c = 5.304(1) {angstrom}, space group R-3 (148), and Z, the number of formula units within a unit cell, = 39. The lattice is isostructural to that of the AlPd R-3 lattice as reported by Matkovic and Schubert (Matkovic, 1977). Reacted films have a random in-plane crystallographic texture, a modest out-of-plane (001) texture, and equiaxed grains with dimensions on the order of film thickness.

Adams, David Price; Rodriguez, Mark Andrew; Kotula, Paul Gabriel

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 Spring : Highly Distinguished Honors Highly Distinguished  

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AGATA - Advanced Gamma Tracking Array  

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The Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA) is a European project to develop and operate the next generation gamma-ray spectrometer. AGATA is based on the technique of gamma-ray energy tracking in electrically segmented high-purity germanium crystals. This technique requires the accurate determination of the energy, time and position of every interaction as a gamma ray deposits its energy within the detector volume. Reconstruction of the full interaction path results in a detector with very high efficiency and excellent spectral response. The realization of gamma-ray tracking and AGATA is a result of many technical advances. These include the development of encapsulated highly-segmented germanium detectors assembled in a triple cluster detector cryostat, an electronics system with fast digital sampling and a data acquisition system to process the data at a high rate. The full characterization of the crystals was measured and compared with detector-response simulations. This enabled pulse-shape analysis algorithms, to extract energy, time and position, to be employed. In addition, tracking algorithms for event reconstruction were developed. The first phase of AGATA is now complete and operational in its first physics campaign. In the future AGATA will be moved between laboratories in Europe and operated in a series of campaigns to take advantage of the different beams and facilities available to maximize its science output. The paper reviews all the achievements made in the AGATA project including all the necessary infrastructure to operate and support the spectrometer.

S. Akkoyun; A. Algora; B. Alikhani; F. Ameil; G. de Angelis; L. Arnold; A. Astier; A. Ataç; Y. Aubert; C. Aufranc; A. Austin; S. Aydin; F. Azaiez; S. Badoer; D. L. Balabanski; D. Barrientos; G. Baulieu; R. Baumann; D. Bazzacco; F. A. Beck; T. Beck; P. Bednarczyk; M. Bellato; M. A. Bentley; G. Benzoni; R. Berthier; L. Berti; R. Beunard; G. Lo Bianco; B. Birkenbach; P. G. Bizzeti; A. M. Bizzeti-Sona; F. Le Blanc; J. M. Blasco; N. Blasi; D. Bloor; C. Boiano; M. Borsato; D. Bortolato; A. J. Boston; H. C. Boston; P. Bourgault; P. Boutachkov; A. Bouty; A. Bracco; S. Brambilla; I. P. Brawn; A. Brondi; S. Broussard; B. Bruyneel; D. Bucurescu; I. Burrows; A. Bürger; S. Cabaret; B. Cahan; E. Calore; F. Camera; A. Capsoni; F. Carrió; G. Casati; M. Castoldi; B. Cederwall; J. -L. Cercus; V. Chambert; M. El Chambit; R. Chapman; L. Charles; J. Chavas; E. Clément; P. Cocconi; S. Coelli; P. J. Coleman-Smith; A. Colombo; S. Colosimo; C. Commeaux; D. Conventi; R. J. Cooper; A. Corsi; A. Cortesi; L. Costa; F. C. L. Crespi; J. R. Cresswell; D. M. Cullen; D. Curien; A. Czermak; D. Delbourg; R. Depalo; T. Descombes; P. Désesquelles; P. Detistov; C. Diarra; F. Didierjean; M. R. Dimmock; Q. T. Doan; C. Domingo-Pardo; M. Doncel; F. Dorangeville; N. Dosme; Y. Drouen; G. Duchêne; B. Dulny; J. Eberth; P. Edelbruck; J. Egea; T. Engert; M. N. Erduran; S. Ertürk; C. Fanin; S. Fantinel; E. Farnea; T. Faul; M. Filliger; F. Filmer; Ch. Finck; G. de France; A. Gadea; W. Gast; A. Geraci; J. Gerl; R. Gernhäuser; A. Giannatiempo; A. Giaz; L. Gibelin; A. Givechev; N. Goel; V. González; A. Gottardo; X. Grave; J. Gr?bosz; R. Griffiths; A. N. Grint; P. Gros; L. Guevara; M. Gulmini; A. Görgen; H. T. M. Ha; T. Habermann; L. J. Harkness; H. Harroch; K. Hauschild; C. He; A. Hernández-Prieto; B. Hervieu; H. Hess; T. Hüyük; E. Ince; R. Isocrate; G. Jaworski; A. Johnson; J. Jolie; P. Jones; B. Jonson; P. Joshi; D. S. Judson; A. Jungclaus; M. Kaci; N. Karkour; M. Karolak; A. Ka?ka?; M. Kebbiri; R. S. Kempley; A. Khaplanov; S. Klupp; M. Kogimtzis; I. Kojouharov; A. Korichi; W. Korten; Th. Kröll; R. Krücken; N. Kurz; B. Y. Ky; M. Labiche; X. Lafay; L. Lavergne; I. H. Lazarus; S. Leboutelier; F. Lefebvre; E. Legay; L. Legeard; F. Lelli; S. M. Lenzi; S. Leoni; A. Lermitage; D. Lersch; J. Leske; S. C. Letts; S. Lhenoret; R. M. Lieder; D. Linget; J. Ljungvall; A. Lopez-Martens; A. Lotodé; S. Lunardi; A. Maj; J. van der Marel; Y. Mariette; N. Marginean; R. Marginean; G. Maron; A. R. Mather; W. M?czy?ski; V. Mendéz; P. Medina; B. Melon; R. Menegazzo; D. Mengoni; E. Merchan; L. Mihailescu; C. Michelagnoli; J. Mierzejewski; L. Milechina; B. Million; K. Mitev; P. Molini; D. Montanari; S. Moon; F. Morbiducci; R. Moro; P. S. Morrall; O. Möller; A. Nannini; D. R. Napoli; L. Nelson; M. Nespolo; V. L. Ngo; M. Nicoletto; R. Nicolini; Y. Le Noa; P. J. Nolan; M. Norman; J. Nyberg; A. Obertelli; A. Olariu; R. Orlandi; D. C. Oxley; C. Özben; M. Ozille; C. Oziol; E. Pachoud; M. Palacz; J. Palin; J. Pancin; C. Parisel; P. Pariset; G. Pascovici; R. Peghin; L. Pellegri; A. Perego; S. Perrier; M. Petcu; P. Petkov; C. Petrache; E. Pierre; N. Pietralla; S. Pietri; M. Pignanelli; I. Piqueras; Z. Podolyak; P. Le Pouhalec; J. Pouthas; D. Pugnére; V. F. E. Pucknell; A. Pullia; B. Quintana; R. Raine; G. Rainovski; L. Ramina; G. Rampazzo; G. La Rana; M. Rebeschini; F. Recchia; N. Redon; M. Reese; P. Reiter; P. H. Regan; S. Riboldi; M. Richer; M. Rigato; S. Rigby; G. Ripamonti; A. P. Robinson; J. Robin; J. Roccaz; J. -A. Ropert; B. Rossé; C. Rossi Alvarez; D. Rosso; B. Rubio; D. Rudolph; F. Saillant; E. ?ahin; F. Salomon; M. -D. Salsac; J. Salt; G. Salvato; J. Sampson; E. Sanchis; C. Santos; H. Schaffner; M. Schlarb; D. P. Scraggs; D. Seddon; M. ?enyi?it; M. -H. Sigward; G. Simpson; J. Simpson; M. Slee; J. F. Smith; P. Sona; B. Sowicki; P. Spolaore; C. Stahl; T. Stanios; E. Stefanova; O. Stézowski; J. Strachan; G. Suliman; P. -A. Söderström; J. L. Tain; S. Tanguy; S. Tashenov; Ch. Theisen; J. Thornhill; F. Tomasi; N. Toniolo; R. Touzery; B. Travers; A. Triossi; M. Tripon; K. M. M. Tun-Lanoë; M. Turcato; C. Unsworth; C. A. Ur; J. J. Valiente-Dobon; V. Vandone; E. Vardaci; R. Venturelli; F. Veronese; Ch. Veyssiere; E. Viscione; R. Wadsworth; P. M. Walker; N. Warr; C. Weber; D. Weisshaar; D. Wells; O. Wieland; A. Wiens; G. Wittwer; H. J. Wollersheim; F. Zocca; N. V. Zamfir; M. Zi?bli?ski; A. Zucchiatti

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Calibration of X-ray detectors in the 8 to 115 keV energy range and their application to diagnostics on the National Ignition Facility  

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The calibration of X-ray diagnostics is of paramount importance to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec) fills this need by providing a wide variety of calibration and diagnostic development services in support of the ongoing research efforts at NIF. The X-ray source in the High Energy X-ray lab utilizes induced fluorescence in a variety of metal foils to produce a beam of characteristic X rays ranging from 8 to 111 keV. Presented are the methods used for calibrating a High Purity Germanium detector, which has been absolutely calibrated using radioactive check sources, compared against a silicon photodiode calibrated at Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Also included is a limited presentation of results from the recent calibration of the upgraded Filter Fluorescer X ray Spectrometer.

J. J. Lee, M. J. Haugh, G. LaCaille, and P. Torres

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma-ray imaging with coaxial HPGe detector  

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We report on the first experimental demonstration of Compton imaging of gamma rays with a single coaxial high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector. This imaging capability is realized by two-dimensional segmentation of the outside contact in combination with digital pulse-shape analysis, which enables to image gamma rays in 4{pi} without employing a collimator. We are able to demonstrate the ability to image the 662keV gamma ray from a {sup 137}Cs source with preliminary event selection with an angular accuracy of 5 degree with an relative efficiency of 0.2%. In addition to the 4{pi} imaging capability, such a system is characterized by its excellent energy resolution and can be implemented in any size possible for Ge detectors to achieve high efficiency.

Niedermayr, T; Vetter, K; Mihailescu, L; Schmid, G J; Beckedahl, D; Kammeraad, J; Blair, J

2005-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Oxidation Performance of Aluminide Coatings  

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Aluminide coatings are of interest for many high temperature applications because of the possibility of improving the oxidation resistance of structural alloys by forming a protective external alumina scale. Steam and exhaust gas environments are of particular interest because alumina is less susceptible to the accelerated attack due to hydroxide formation observed for chromia- and silica-forming alloys and ceramics. For water vapor testing, one ferritic (Fe-9Cr-1Mo) and one austenitic alloy (304L) have been selected as substrate materials and CVD coatings have been used in order to have a well-controlled, high purity coating. It is anticipated that similar aluminide coatings could be made by a higher-volume, commercial process such as pack cementation. Previous work on this program has examined as-deposited coatings made by high and low Al activity CVD processes and the short-term performance of these coatings. The current work is focusing on the long term behavior in both diffusion tests16 and oxidation tests of the thicker, high Al activity coatings. For long-term coating durability, one area of concern has been the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch between coating and substrate. This difference could cause cracking or deformation that could reduce coating life. Corrosion testing using thermal cycling is of particular interest because of this potential problem and results are presented where a short exposure cycle (1h) severely degraded aluminide coatings on both types of substrates. To further study the potential role of aluminide coatings in fossil energy applications, several high creep strength Ni-base alloys were coated by CVD for testing in a high pressure (20atm) steam-CO{sub 2} environment for the ZEST (zero-emission steam turbine) program. Such alloys would be needed as structural and turbine materials in this concept. For Ni-base alloys, CVD produces a {approx}50{mu}m {beta}-NiAl outer layer with an underlying interdiffusion zone. Specimens of HR160, alloy 601 and alloy 230 were tested with and without coatings at 900 C and preliminary post-test characterization is reported.

Pint, Bruce A [ORNL; Zhang, Ying [Tennessee Technological University; Haynes, James A [ORNL; Wright, Ian G [ORNL

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Tech High Chula Vista  

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Chula Vista, CA High Tech High Chula Vista is a public charter school serving 550 students in grades 9 to 12 with an approach rooted in project-based learning. The school fosters student engagement by knowing students well, tapping into student experience and interests, and building a strong sense of community. Through internships and projects based in the community, students collaborate with adults on work with meaning that extends well beyond the school walls.

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Low background high efficiency radiocesium detection system based on positron emission tomography technology  

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After the 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima radiocesium contamination in food became a serious concern in Japan. However low background and high efficiency radiocesium detectors are expensive and huge including semiconductor germanium detectors. To solve this problem we developed a radiocesium detector by employing positron emission tomography (PET) technology. Because 134Cs emits two gamma photons (795 and 605 keV) within 5 ps they can selectively be measured with coincidence. Such major environmental gamma photons as 40K (1.46 MeV) are single photon emitters and a coincidence measurement reduces the detection limit of radiocesium detectors. We arranged eight sets of Bi4 Ge 3O12 (BGO) scintillation detectors in double rings (four for each ring) and measured the coincidence between these detectors using PET data acquisition system. A 50 × 50 × 30 mm BGO was optically coupled to a 2 in. square photomultiplier tube (PMT). By measuring the coincidence we eliminated most single gamma photons from the energy distribution and only detected those from 134Cs at an average efficiency of 12%. The minimum detectable concentration of the system for the 100 s acquisition time is less than half of the food monitor requirements in Japan (25 Bq/kg). These results show that the developed radiocesium detector based on PET technology is promising to detect low level radiocesium.

Seiichi Yamamoto; Yoshimune Ogata

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride production  

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A method of producing high purity lithium metal is provided, where gaseous-phase lithium metal is extracted from lithium hydride and condensed to form solid high purity lithium metal. The high purity lithium metal may be hydrided to provide high purity lithium hydride.

Brown, Sam W; Spencer, Larry S; Phillips, Michael R; Powell, G. Louis; Campbell, Peggy J

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Lignol Innovations, Inc. Demonstration-Scale Biorefinery  

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The Lignol Innovations, Inc., biorefinery will produce cellulosic ethanol, high purity lignin, and furfural from hardwoods.

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High resolution simulations of ignition capsule designs for the National Ignition Facility  

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Ignition capsule designs for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [G. H. Miller, E. I. Moses, and C. R. Wuest, Opt. Eng. 443, 2841 (2004)] have continued to evolve in light of improved physical data inputs, improving simulation techniques, and - most recently - experimental data from a growing number of NIF sub-ignition experiments. This paper summarizes a number of recent changes to the cryogenic capsule design and some of our latest techniques in simulating its performance. Specifically, recent experimental results indicated harder x-ray drive spectra in NIF hohlraums than were predicted and used in previous capsule optimization studies. To accommodate this harder drive spectrum, a series of high-resolution 2-D simulations, resolving Legendre mode numbers as high as two thousand, were run and the germanium dopant concentration and ablator shell thicknesses re-optimized accordingly. Simultaneously, the possibility of cooperative or nonlinear interaction between neighboring ablator surface defects has motivated a series of fully 3-D simulations run with the massively parallel HYDRA code. These last simulations include perturbations seeded on all capsule interfaces and can use actual measured shell surfaces as initial conditions. 3-D simulations resolving Legendre modes up to two hundred on large capsule sectors have run through ignition and burn, and higher resolution simulations resolving as high as mode twelve hundred have been run to benchmark high-resolution 2-D runs. Finally, highly resolved 3-D simulations have also been run of the jet-type perturbation caused by the fill tube fitted to the capsule. These 3-D simulations compare well with the more typical 2-D simulations used in assessing the fill tube's impact on ignition. Coupled with the latest experimental inputs from NIF, our improving simulation capability yields a fuller and more accurate picture of NIF ignition capsule performance.

Clark, D S; Haan, S W; Cook, A W; Edwards, M J; Hammel, B A; Koning, J M; Marinak, M M

2011-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Staged, High-Pressure Oxy-Combustion Technology: Development and  

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Oxy-Combustion CO2 Emissions Control Oxy-Combustion CO2 Emissions Control Staged, High-Pressure Oxy-Combustion Technology: Development and Scale-up Project No.: DE-FE0009702 Washington University in St. Louis is developing a unique pressurized system to capture carbon from coal-fired power plants that incorporates a fuel-staged combustion approach. By staging the combustion, the temperature and heat transfer can be controlled. The potential benefits of the process are: higher efficiency, reduced process gas volume, increased radiative heat transfer, reduced oxygen demands, reduced capital equipment costs, increased CO2 purity entering the carbon compression and purification unit, and reduced auxiliary power demands. These benefits are expected to yield a lower cost of electricity than alternative approaches to pressurized oxy-combustion.

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A New Technique for Joining Ceramic and Metal Components in High Temperature Electrochemical Devices  

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Coal is a potentially a very inexpensive source of clean hydrogen fuel for use in fuel cells, turbines, and various process applications. To realize its potential however, efficient, low-cost gas separation systems are needed to provide high purity oxygen to enhance the coal gasification reaction and to extract hydrogen from the resulting gas product stream. Several types of inorganic membranes are being developed for hydrogen or oxygen separation, including porous alumina, transition metal oxide perovskites, and zirconia. One of the key challenges in developing solid-state membrane based gas separation systems is in hermetically joining the membrane to the metallic body of the separation device. In an effort to begin addressing this issue, a new brazing concept has been developed, referred to as reactive air brazing. This paper discusses the details of this joining technique and illustrates its use in bonding a wide variety of materials, including alumina, lanthanum strontium cobalt ferrite, and yttria stabilized zirconia.

Weil, K. Scott; Hardy, John S.; Kim, Jin Yong Y.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-008756: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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756: Categorical Exclusion Determination 756: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-008756: Categorical Exclusion Determination Equipment Upgrade for the University of New Mexico AGN-201M Reactor - University of New Mexico CX(s) Applied: B2.2, B3.6 Date: 05/17/2012 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office The University of New Mexico will acquire a computer and associated hardware to measure control rod scram times, a laptop computer and associated electronics such as MCS and MCA systems for operating a High Purity Germanium detector (HPGe), a Frisker and micro R meter for personnel protection and radiation surveys, a new interface for the data channel, National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements reports, and refurbishment of a HPGe. Microsoft Word - DOE-ID-12-005 New Mexico.doc

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CX-008751: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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51: Categorical Exclusion Determination 51: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-008751: Categorical Exclusion Determination Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Laboratory Equipment in Support of Student Training and Research by the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/17/2012 Location(s): Idaho Offices(s): Idaho Operations Office This project will support the development of the educational and research infrastructure of the new nuclear engineering program at Virginia Commonwealth University by purchasing a high-purity germanium detector, a gas proportional counter, and a Nal (sodium iodide) Scintillation detector. This equipment will be used for teaching purposes and in performing research. Microsoft Word - DOE-ID-12-010 VCU EC.doc

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Portable X-Ray, K-Edge Heavy Metal Detector  

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The X-Ray, K-Edge Heavy Metal Detection System was designed and built by Ames Laboratory and the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University. The system uses a C-frame inspection head with an X-ray tube mounted on one side of the frame and an imaging unit and a high purity germanium detector on the other side. the inspection head is portable and can be easily positioned around ventilation ducts and pipes up to 36 inches in diameter. Wide angle and narrow beam X-ray shots are used to identify the type of holdup material and the amount of the contaminant. Precise assay data can be obtained within minutes of the interrogation. A profile of the containerized holdup material and a permanent record of the measurement are immediately available.

Fricke, V.

1999-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A Neutron Based Scanner to Detect Explosives in Small, Sealed Containers  

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A scanning system has been designed for portal protection applications, with the capability of detecting explosive materials after an initial scan of 30 seconds. The scanner operates using the principle of neutron induced return gamma-ray spectrometry. This system utilizes high purity germanium detectors, a neutron generator based on deuterium-tritium fusion and a unique neutron reflector and guide design. The neutron reflector amplifies the flux and alters the energy spectrum of neutrons produced by the generator. A depleted uranium reflector is shown to perform 7.3 times better than no reflector, and is found to perform 1.5 times better than a tungsten reflector using MCNP simulation. This improvement is due to neutron knockout and induced fission occurring in depleted uranium. The system is capable of detecting 300 g of explosives with 90% detection probability, which includes a 15% rescan rate after a 30 second initial scan.

Koltick, D.; Sword, E. [Physics Department, Purdue University 525 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Measurements of Short-Lived Fission Products from Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium and Americium  

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Fission yields are especially well characterized for long-lived fission products. Modeling techniques incorporate numerous assumptions and can be used to deduce information about the distribution of short-lived fission products. This work is an attempt to gather experimental (model-independent) data on the short-lived fission products. Fissile isotopes of uranium, neptunium, plutonium and americium were irradiated under pulse conditions at the Washington State University 1 MW TRIGA reactor to achieve ~108 fissions. The samples were placed on a HPGe (high purity germanium) detector to begin counting in less than 3 minutes post irradiation. The samples were counted for various time intervals ranging from 5 minutes to 1 hour. The data was then analyzed to determine which radionuclides could be quantified and compared to the published fission yield data.

Metz, Lori A.; Payne, Rosara F.; Friese, Judah I.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Kephart, Jeremy D.; Pierson, Bruce D.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A software package using a mesh-grid method for simulating HPGe detector efficiencies  

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Traditional ways of determining the absolute full-energy peak efficiencies of high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors are often time consuming, cost prohibitive, or not feasible. A software package, KMESS (Kevin's Mesh Efficiency Simulator Software), was developed to assist in predicting these efficiencies. It uses a semiempirical mesh-grid method and works for arbitrary source shapes and counting geometries. The model assumes that any gamma-ray source shape can be treated as a large enough collection of point sources. The code is readily adaptable, has a web-based graphical front-end. and could easily be coupled to a 3D scanner. As will be shown. this software can estimate absolute full-energy peak efficiencies with good accuracy in reasonable computation times. It has applications to the field of gamma-ray spectroscopy because it is a quick and accurate way to assist in performing quantitative analyses using HPGe detectors.

Gritzo, Russell E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jackman, Kevin R [REMOTE SENSING LAB; Biegalski, Steven R [UT AUSTIN

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Microsoft Word - DOE-ID-12-005 New Mexico.doc  

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5 5 SECTION A. Project Title: Equipment Upgrade for the UNM AGN-201M Reactor - University of New Mexico SECTION B. Project Description The University of New Mexico will acquire a computer and associated hardware to measure control rod scram times, a laptop computer and associated electronics such as MCS and MCA systems for operating a High Purity Germanium detector, a Frisker and micro R meter for personnel protection and radiation surveys, a new interface for the data channel, NCRP reports, and refurbishment of a HPGe. SECTION C. Environmental Aspects / Potential Sources of Impact Radioactive Material Use - The action consists of funding the purchase of additional pieces of equipment and instruments that the university all ready uses for an existing program. The action would not create additional environmental impacts above those already

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Women @ Energy: Astrid Tomada | Department of Energy  

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Astrid Tomada Astrid Tomada Women @ Energy: Astrid Tomada March 11, 2013 - 2:23pm Addthis Astrid Tomada, Staff Engineer at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Astrid Tomada, Staff Engineer at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Astrid Tomada is a Staff Engineer at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a position she has held since 2011. She is an expert in high-purity germanium and silicon detectors for dark matter particle and X-ray experiments, encompassing fabrication, inspection, and packaging of detectors. She has deep experience in the area of equipment quality assurance and micro-fabrication techniques. Before becoming a Staff Engineer, Astrid worked for ten years at Stanford University as a Physical Scientist Research Assistant. She is a member of the CDMS and SuperCDMS

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High energy and high excitement  

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......definite, stream of energy. Most previous optical...If there is a slower car in front on a highway...result, which are akin to car collisions. These gigantic clouds of high-energy electrons, now seen...outcrops. However, an alternative possibility is that the......

Peter Bond

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CO2/oxalate Cathodes as Safe and Efficient Alternatives in High Energy Density Metal-Air Type Rechargeable Batteries  

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We present theoretical analysis on why and how rechargeable metal-air type batteries can be made significantly safer and more practical by utilizing CO2/oxalate conversions instead of O2/peroxide or O2/hydroxide ones, in the positive electrode. Metal-air batteries, such as the Li-air one, may have very large energy densities, comparable to that of gasoline, theoretically allowing for long range all-electric vehicles. There are, however, still significant challenges, especially related to the safety of their underlying chemistries, the robustness of their recharging and the need of supplying high purity O2 from air to the battery. We point out that the CO2/oxalate reversible electrochemical conversion is a viable alternative of the O2-based ones, allowing for similarly high energy density and almost identical voltage, while being much safer through the elimination of aggressive oxidant peroxides and the use of thermally stable, non-oxidative and environmentally benign oxalates instead.

Nemeth, Karoly

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Sorbents for Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air  

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This project has focused on capture of CO{sub 2} from ambient air (“air capture”). If this process is technically and economically feasible, it could potentially contribute to net reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions in ways that are complementary to better developed techniques for CO{sub 2} from concentrated point sources. We focused on cyclic adsorption processes for CO{sub 2} capture from air in which the entire cycle is performed at moderate temperatures. The project involved both experimental studies of sorbent materials and process level modeling of cyclic air capture processes. In our experimental work, a series of amine-functionalized silica adsorbents were prepared and characterized to determine the impact of molecular architecture on CO{sub 2} capture. Some key findings were: • Amine functionalized silicas can be prepared with high enough CO{sub 2} capacities under ambient conditions to merit consideration for use in air capture processes. • Primary amines are better candidates for CO{sub 2} capture than secondary or tertiary amines, both in terms of amine efficiency for CO{sub 2} adsorption and enhanced water affinity. • Mechanistic understanding of degradation of these materials can enable control of molecular architecture to significantly improve material stability. Our process modeling work provided the first publically available cost and energy estimates for cyclic adsorption processes for air capture of CO{sub 2}. Some key findings were: • Cycles based on diurnal ambient heating and cooling cannot yield useful purities or amounts of captured CO{sub 2}. • Cycles based on steam desorption at 110 oC can yield CO{sub 2} purities of ~88%. • The energy requirements for cycles using steam desorption are dominated by needs for thermal input, which results in lower costs than energy input in the form of electricity. Cyclic processes with operational costs of less than $100 tCO{sub 2}-net were described, and these results point to process and material improvements that could substantially reduce these costs. The most critical conclusions from our work are that (i) CO{sub 2} capture from ambient air using moderate temperature cyclic adsorption processes is technically feasible and (ii) the operational costs of realistic versions of these processes are moderate enough to encourage future development of this technology. Because of the very modest net investment that has been made in R&D associated with this approach from all sources worldwide (relative to the massive public and private investment that has been made in technologies for CO{sub 2} from concentrated point sources), our results strongly suggest that continued development of air capture is justified.

Sholl, David; Jones, Christopher

2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Salt Purity on Na+ and Palmitic Acid Interactions  

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frequency generation (VSFG) spectroscopy. Ultrapure (UP) and ACS grade NaCl salts are used for aqueous the interfacial water structure. These results suggest that the alkali salt grade even after pretreatment to many chemical, biochemical, and atmospheric processes.1-8 Particularly, Na+ and K+ , as the two most

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Optimization of Oxygen Purity for Coal Conversion Energy Reduction  

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The conversion of coal into gaseous and liquid fuels and chemical feedstock will require large quantities of oxygen. This oxygen will be produced in large multi-train air separation plants which will consume about 350 kilowatt hours of energy...

Baker, C. R.; Pike, R. A.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inventing purity in the Atlantic sugar world, 1860-1930  

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This dissertation illuminates how expert labor makes a complex natural substance into a uniform global commodity. Drawing on both published sources and extensive archival research in the continental United States, in ...

Singerman, David Roth

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of a GERDA Phase I prototype detector in liquid argon and nitrogen  

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The GERDA (GERmanium Detector Array) experiment aiming to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge at the Laboratori Nazionali Del Gran Sasso (LNGS), Italy, will operate bare enriched high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors in liquid argon. GERDA Phase I will use the enriched diodes from the previous Heidelberg-Moscow (HdM) and IGEX experiments. With the HPGe detectors mounted in a low-mass holder, GERDA aims at an excellent energy resolution and extremely low background. The goal is to check the claim for the neutrinoless double beta decay evidence in the HdM 76Ge experiment within one year of data taking. Before dismounting the enriched diodes from their cryostat, the performance parameters of the HdM and the IGEX detectors have been measured. The diodes have been removed from their cryostats, their dimensions measured and they have been put under va-cuum in a transportation container. They are now being refurbished for GERDA Phase I at Canberra Semiconductor NV. Before operating the enriched diodes, a non-enriched HPGe p-type detector mounted in a low-mass holder is operated in the liquid argon test facility of the GERDA Detector Laboratory (GDL) at LNGS. Since January 2006, the testing of the prototype detector is being carried out in the GDL as well as at the site of the detector manufacturer.

M. Barnabé Heider; A. Bakalyarov; L. Bezrukov; C. Cattadori; O. Chkvorets; K. Gusev; M. Hult; I. Kirpichnikov; V. Lebedev; G. Marissens; P. Peiffer; S. Schönert; M. Shirchenko; A. Smolnikov; A. Vasenko; S. Vasiliev; S. Zhukov

2008-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical beam epitaxy for high efficiency photovoltaic devices  

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InP-based multijunction tandem solar cells show great promise for the conversion efficiency (eta) and high radiation resistance. InP and its related ternary and quanternary compound semiconductors such as InGaAs and InGaAsP offer desirable combinations for energy bandgap values which are very suitable for multijunction tandem solar cell applications. The monolithically integrated InP/In(0.53)Ga(0.47)As tandem solar cells are expected to reach efficiencies above 30 percent. Wanlass, et.al., have reported AMO efficiencies as high as 20.1% for two terminal cells fabricated using atmospheric-pressure metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy (APMOVPE). The main limitations in their technique are first related to the degradation of the intercell ohmic contact (IOC), in this case the In(0.53)Ga(0.47)As tunnel junction during the growth of the top InP subcell structure, and second to the current matching, often limited by the In(0.53)Ga(0.47)As bottom subcell. Chemical beam epitaxy (CBE) has been shown to allow the growth of high quality materials with reproducible complex compositional and doping profiles. The main advantage of CBE compared to metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), the most popular technique for InP-based photovoltaic device fabrication, is the ability to grow high purity epilayers at much lower temperatures (450 C - 530 C). In a recent report it was shown that cost-wise CBE is a breakthrough technology for photovoltaic (PV) solar energy progress in the energy conversion efficiency of InP-based solar cells fabricated using chemical beam epitaxy. This communication summarizes recent results on PV devices and demonstrates the strength of this new technology.

Bensaoula, A.; Freundlich, A.; Vilela, M. F.; Medelci, N.; Renaud, P.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia-Developed Alloy Has Potential...  

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contain lead. Read the Sandia news release. Tagged with: downhole electronics * Geothermal Energy * gold-silver-germanium alloy * High Temperature Electronics * lead-free alloy *...

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Time-of-Flight SIMS | EMSL  

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the high vapor... A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments. We present data characterizing the performance of the rst...

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High-capacity trays debottleneck Texas C{sub 3} splitter  

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In 1992, Chevron Chemical Company placed 325 of UOP`s Enhanced Capacity Multiple Downcomer (ECMD) trays in its large C{sub 3} splitter at Port Arthur, Tex. The capacity of the splitter was increased by 40% /to about 124,000 lb/hr. Many times, engineers are faced with debottlenecking their fractionation trains. High-pressure and heavily liquid-loaded service is of particular interest because of the high capital cost to replace a vessel. This recently patented high-capacity tray enabled Chevron to revamp its fractionation tower, thus avoiding costly tower replacement. At Chevron`s Port Arthur, Tex., plant, the propylene/propane stream first flows through a multiple-bed treatment system to ensure high-purity product. The steam then proceeds to a large propylene/propane fractionation unit that produces hundreds of millions of pounds per year of polymer-grade propylene while utilizing mostly waste heat to keep operating costs low. The paper describes the ECMD trays, their development, commercialization, an design, the Chevron revamp start-up, and operation.

Summers, D.R. [Stone and Webster Engineering Corp., Houston, TX (United States); McGuire, P.J.; Resetarits, M.R. [UOP, Tonawanda, NY (United States); Graves, C.E. [Chevron Chemical Co., Baytown, TX (United States); Harper, S.E. [Chevron Chemical Co., Kingwood, TX (United States); Angelino, S.J. [Angelino (Salvatore J.), Tonawanda, NY (United States)

1995-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Remarkable progress in thin-film silicon solar cells using high-efficiency triple-junction technology  

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Abstract Despite the many advantages of thin-film silicon (Si) solar cells, their low efficiencies remain a challenge that must be overcome. Efficient light utilization across the solar spectrum is required to achieve efficiencies over 15%, allowing them to be competitive with other solar cell technologies. To produce high-efficiency thin-film Si solar cells, we have developed triple-junction solar cell structures to enhance solar spectrum utilization. To maximize the light management, in-house ZnO:Al layers with high haze ratios and high transmittances were developed. In addition, novel doping layers, such as n-type microcrystalline silicon oxide (µc-SiOx:H), which has a very low refractive index, and p-type microcrystalline silicon oxide (µc-SiOx:H), which has a wide bandgap, were successfully applied to the optical reflector and the window layer, respectively. Thin-film quality control techniques for the deposition of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) in the top cell, hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium (a-SiGe:H) or hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) in the middle cell, and hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) in the bottom cell were also important factors leading to the production of high-efficiency triple-junction solar cells. As a result of this work, an initial efficiency of 16.1% (in-house measurement) in the a-Si:H/a-SiGe:H/?c-Si:H stack and a stabilized efficiency of 13.4% (confirmed by NREL) in the a-Si:H/?c-Si:H/?c-Si:H stack were successfully achieved in a small-area triple-junction solar cell with dimensions of 1 cm×1 cm.

Soohyun Kim; Jin-Won Chung; Hyun Lee; Jinhee Park; Younho Heo; Heon-Min Lee

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High School Teams 2015  

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School Salem, OR McNary High School Keizer, OR Mountain View High School Vancouver, WA North Bend High School North Bend, OR North Medford High School Medford, OR Olympia High...

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Fabrication of Tungsten-Rhenium Cladding materials via Spark Plasma Sintering for Ultra High Temperature Reactor Applications  

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This research will develop an optimized, cost-effective method for producing high-purity tungsten-rhenium alloyed fuel clad forms that are crucial for the development of a very high-temperature nuclear reactor. The study will provide critical insight into the fundamental behavior (processing-microstructure- property correlations) of W-Re alloys made using this new fabrication process comprising high-energy ball milling (HEBM) and spark plasma sintering (SPS). A broader goal is to re-establish the U.S. lead in the research field of refractory alloys, such as W-Re systems, with potential applications in very high-temperature nuclear reactors. An essential long-term goal for nuclear power is to develop the capability of operating nuclear reactors at temperatures in excess of 1,000K. This capability has applications in space exploration and some special terrestrial uses where high temperatures are needed in certain chemical or reforming processes. Refractory alloys have been identified as being capable of withstanding temperatures in excess of 1,000K and are considered critical for the development of ultra hightemperature reactors. Tungsten alloys are known to possess extraordinary properties, such as excellent high-temperature capability, including the ability to resist leakage of fissile materials when used as a fuel clad. However, there are difficulties with the development of refractory alloys: 1) lack of basic experimental data on thermodynamics and mechanical and physical properties, and 2) challenges associated with processing these alloys.

Indrajit Charit; Darryl Butt; Megan Frary; Mark Carroll

2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperatures & Electricity Demand  

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High Temperatures & Electricity Demand An Assessment of Supply Adequacy in California Trends.......................................................................................................1 HIGH TEMPERATURES AND ELECTRICITY DEMAND.....................................................................................................................7 SECTION I: HIGH TEMPERATURES AND ELECTRICITY DEMAND ..........................9 BACKGROUND

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Nanoporous, Metal Carbide, Surface Diffusion Membranes for High Temperature Hydrogen Separations  

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Colorado School of Mines (CSM) developed high temperature, hydrogen permeable membranes that contain no platinum group metals with the goal of separating hydrogen from gas mixtures representative of gasification of carbon feedstocks such as coal or biomass in order to meet DOE NETL 2015 hydrogen membrane performance targets. We employed a dual synthesis strategy centered on transition metal carbides. In the first approach, novel, high temperature, surface diffusion membranes based on nanoporous Mo{sub 2}C were fabricated on ceramic supports. These were produced in a two step process that consisted of molybdenum oxide deposition followed by thermal carburization. Our best Mo{sub 2}C surface diffusion membrane achieved a pure hydrogen flux of 367 SCFH/ft{sup 2} at a feed pressure of only 20 psig. The highest H{sub 2}/N{sub 2} selectivity obtained with this approach was 4.9. A transport model using “dusty gas” theory was derived to describe the hydrogen transport in the Mo{sub 2}C coated, surface diffusion membranes. The second class of membranes developed were dense metal foils of BCC metals such as vanadium coated with thin (< 60 nm) Mo{sub 2}C catalyst layers. We have fabricated a Mo{sub 2}C/V composite membrane that in pure gas testing delivered a H{sub 2} flux of 238 SCFH/ft{sup 2} at 600 °C and 100 psig, with no detectable He permeance. This exceeds the 2010 DOE Target flux. This flux is 2.8 times that of pure Pd at the same membrane thickness and test conditions and over 79% of the 2015 flux target. In mixed gas testing we achieved a permeate purity of ?99.99%, satisfying the permeate purity milestone, but the hydrogen permeance was low, ~0.2 SCFH/ft{sup 2}.psi. However, during testing of a Mo{sub 2}C coated Pd alloy membrane with DOE 1 feed gas mixture a hydrogen permeance of >2 SCFH/ft{sup 2}.psi was obtained which was stable during the entire test, meeting the permeance associated with the 2010 DOE target flux. Lastly, the Mo{sub 2}C/V composite membranes were shown to be stable for at least 168 hours = one week, including cycling at high temperature and alternating He/H{sub 2} exposure.

Way, J.; Wolden, Colin

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Networks for High Impact Science  

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was printed on recycled paper. (800) High-Performance Networks for High-Impact Science Report of the August 13-15, 2002, Workshop Conducted by the Office of Advanced...

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Wear Measurement of Highly Cross-linked UHMWPE using a 7Be Tracer Implantation Technique  

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The very low wear rates achieved with the current highly cross-linked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylenes (UHMWPE) used in joint prostheses have proven to be difficult to measure accurately by gravimetry. Tracer methods are there- fore being explored. The purpose of this study was to perform a proof-of-concept experiment on the use of the radioactive tracer beryllium-7 (7Be) for the determination of in vitro wear in a highly cross-linked orthopedic UHMWPE. Three cross-linked and four conventional UHMWPE pins made from compression- molded GUR 1050, were activated with 109 to 1010 7Be nuclei using a new implantation setup that produced a homogenous distribution of implanted nuclei up to 8.5 lm below the surface. The pins were tested for wear in a six-station pin-on-flat appara- tus for up to 7.1 million cycles (178 km). A Germanium gamma detector was employed to determine activity loss of the UHMWPE pins at preset intervals during the wear test. The wear of the cross-linked UHMWPE pins was readily detected and esti- mated to be 17 6 3 lg per million cycles. The conventional-to- cross-linked ratio of the wear rates was 13.1 6 0.8, in the expected range for these materials. Oxidative degradation dam- age from implantation was negligible; however, a weak depend- ence of wear on implantation dose was observed limiting the number of radioactive tracer atoms that can be introduced. Future applications of this tracer technology may include the analysis of location-specific wear, such as loss of material in the post or backside of a tibial insert.

Wimmer, Markus A. [Rush Uniiv. Medical Center; Laurent, Michael P. [Rush Univ. Medical Center; Dwivedi, Yasha [Rush Univ. Medical Center; Gallardo, Luis A. [Rush Univ. Medical Center; Chipps, K. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Blackmon, Jeffery C [Louisiana State University; Kozub, R. L. [Tennessee Technological University; Bardayan, Daniel W [ORNL; Gross, Carl J [ORNL; Stracener, Daniel W [ORNL; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL; Nesaraja, Caroline D [ORNL; Erikson, Luke [Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Patel, Nidhi [Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Rehm, Karl E. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Ahmad, Irshad [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Greene, John P. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Greife, Uwe [Colorado School of Mines, Golden

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High Efficiency, Illumination Quality OLEDs for Lighting  

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The goal of the program was to demonstrate a 45 lumen per watt white light device based upon the use of multiple emission colors through the use of solution processing. This performance level is a dramatic extension of the team's previous 15 LPW large area illumination device. The fundamental material system was based upon commercial polymer materials. The team was largely able to achieve these goals, and was able to deliver to DOE a 90 lumen illumination source that had an average performance of 34 LPW a 1000 cd/m{sup 2} with peak performances near 40LPW. The average color temperature is 3200K and the calculated CRI 85. The device operated at a brightness of approximately 1000cd/m{sup 2}. The use of multiple emission colors particularly red and blue, provided additional degrees of design flexibility in achieving white light, but also required the use of a multilayered structure to separate the different recombination zones and prevent interconversion of blue emission to red emission. The use of commercial materials had the advantage that improvements by the chemical manufacturers in charge transport efficiency, operating life and material purity could be rapidly incorporated without the expenditure of additional effort. The program was designed to take maximum advantage of the known characteristics of these material and proceeded in seven steps. (1) Identify the most promising materials, (2) assemble them into multi-layer structures to control excitation and transport within the OLED, (3) identify materials development needs that would optimize performance within multilayer structures, (4) build a prototype that demonstrates the potential entitlement of the novel multilayer OLED architecture (5) integrate all of the developments to find the single best materials set to implement the novel multilayer architecture, (6) further optimize the best materials set, (7) make a large area high illumination quality white OLED. A photo of the final deliverable is shown. In 2003, a large area, OLED based illumination source was demonstrated that could provide light with a quality, quantity, and efficiency on par with what can be achieved with traditional light sources. The demonstration source was made by tiling together 16 separate 6-inch x 6-inch blue-emitting OLEDs. The efficiency, total lumen output, and lifetime of the OLED based illumination source were the same as what would be achieved with an 80 watt incandescent bulb. The devices had an average efficacy of 15 LPW and used solution-processed OLEDs. The individual 6-inch x 6-inch devices incorporated three technology strategies developed specifically for OLED lighting -- downconversion for white light generation, scattering for outcoupling efficiency enhancement, and a scalable monolithic series architecture to enable large area devices. The downconversion approach consists of optically coupling a blue-emitting OLED to a set of luminescent layers. The layers are chosen to absorb the blue OLED emission and then luminescence with high efficiency at longer wavelengths. The composition and number of layers are chosen so that the unabsorbed blue emission and the longer wavelength re-emission combine to make white light. A downconversion approach has the advantage of allowing a wide variety of colors to be made from a limited set of blue emitters. In addition, one does not have to carefully tune the emission wavelength of the individual electro-luminescent species within the OLED device in order to achieve white light. The downconversion architecture used to develop the 15LPW large area light source consisted of a polymer-based blue-emitting OLED and three downconversion layers. Two of the layers utilized perylene based dyes from BASF AG of Germany with high quantum efficiency (>98%) and one of the layers consisted of inorganic phosphor particles (Y(Gd)AG:Ce) with a quantum efficiency of {approx}85%. By independently varying the optical density of the downconversion layers, the overall emission spectrum could be adjusted to maximize performance for lighting (e.g. blackbody temp

Joseph Shiang; James Cella; Kelly Chichak; Anil Duggal; Kevin Janora; Chris Heller; Gautam Parthasarathy; Jeffery Youmans; Joseph Shiang

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Tech Halloween  

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High-Tech Halloween Catch an Event Events Happening Now Events Calendar High-Tech Halloween Lifelong Learning Mailing List 70th Events Lectures invisible utility element High-Tech...

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High Energy Nuclear Events  

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......research-article Articles High Energy Nuclear Events Enrico Fermi Institute...Distribution of Pions produced in High Energy Nuclear Collisions Yoshihiro Yamamoto...Possible Interpretation of High Energy Nuclear Events Nobuo Yajima, Shuji Takagi......

Enrico Fermi

1950-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-frequency, high-intensity photoionization  

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Two analytical methods for computing ionization by high-frequency fields are compared. Predicted ionization rates compare well, but energy predictions for the onset of ionization...

Reiss, H R

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High School Testing  

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The High School Testing Program has been suspended. Jerry Woodward High School Testing Program Mathematical Sciences Building 150 N. University Street

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high algae diversity  

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high algae diversity ? Vergesellschaftung f mit mehreren Algenarten oder unterschiedlichen Algengattungen

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma post-hydrogenation of hydrogenated amorphous silicon and germanium  

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Incorporation and kinetics of hydrogen during plasma post-hydrogenation and thermal treatment are discussed for a-Si:H and a-Ge:H films. For material of low hydrogen content, the hydrogen surface concentration reached by plasma treatment equals the hydrogen concentration obtained by deposition at the same temperature and under similar plasma conditions. Enhancements of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient and of hydrogen solubility observed for plasma treatment at temperatures {le}400 C and {le}300 C for a-Si:H and a-Ge:H, respectively, are attributed to a plasma induced rise of the surface hydrogen chemical potential.

Beyer, W.; Zastrow, U. [Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany). Inst. fuer Schicht- und Ionentechnik

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of phonon modes in germanium nanowires and Ali Shakourib  

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of Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064 Bin Yu, Xuhui Sun, and Meyya Meyyappan the size distribution of nanowires. © 2007 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10 temperature was kept at room temperature 22 °C . Experiment was conducted in a clean room to minimize

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Single-crystal germanium growth on amorphous silicon  

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The integration of photonics with electronics has emerged as a leading platform for microprocessor technology and the continuation of Moore's Law. As electronic device dimensions shrink, electronic signals encounter crippling ...

McComber, Kevin A

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Radioactive Impurities in Neutron Transmutation Doped Germanium  

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A program to develop low temperature (mK) sensors with neutron transmutation doped Ge for rare event studies with a cryogenic bolometer has been initiated. For this purpose, semiconductor grade Ge wafers are irradiated with thermal neutron flux from Dhruva reactor at BARC, Mumbai. Spectroscopic studies of irradiated samples have revealed that the environment of the capsule used for irradiating the sample leads to significant levels of $^{65}$Zn, $^{110}$Ag and $^{182}$Ta impurities, which can be reduced by chemical etching of approximately $\\sim50 \\mu$m thick surface layer. From measurements of the etched samples in the low background counting setup, activity due to trace impurities of $^{123}$Sb in bulk Ge is estimated to be $\\sim$ 1 Bq/gm after irradiation. These estimates indicate that in order to use the NTD Ge sensors for rare event studies, a cool down period of $\\sim$ 2 years would be necessary to reduce the radioactive background to $\\le$ 1 mBq/gm.

S. Mathimalar; N. Dokania; V. Singh; V. Nanal; R. G. Pillay; A. Shrivastava; K. C. Jagadeesan; S. V. Thakare

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Response of Strained Silicon-Germanium Superlattices  

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17 [22]. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 30 19 Reduction in measured kink angle due to equilibration of analyz- ing beam caused by beam focusing in the channeling axis [22]. : : : : 30 20 Two dimensional backscattering yield map of h110i axis in (100... orders of magnitude because of the steering e ect of the rows of atoms. Alignment of the ion beam with a crystal plane will also cause a reduction of backscattering yield, though this reduction will be less than in the case of axial channeling. When...

Martin, Michael Scott

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximum Likelihood Analysis of Low Energy CDMS II Germanium Data  

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We report on the results of a search for a Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) signal in low-energy data of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS~II) experiment using a maximum likelihood analysis. A background model is constructed using GEANT4 to simulate the surface-event background from $^{210}$Pb decay-chain events, while using independent calibration data to model the gamma background. Fitting this background model to the data results in no statistically significant WIMP component. In addition, we perform fits using an analytic ad hoc background model proposed by Collar and Fields, who claimed to find a large excess of signal-like events in our data. We confirm the strong preference for a signal hypothesis in their analysis under these assumptions, but excesses are observed in both single- and multiple-scatter events, which implies the signal is not caused by WIMPs, but rather reflects the inadequacy of their background model.

Agnese, R; Balakishiyeva, D; Thakur, R Basu; Bauer, D A; Billard, J; Borgland, A; Bowles, M A; Brandt, D; Brink, P L; Bunker, R; Cabrera, B; Caldwell, D O; Cerdeno, D G; Chagani, H; Chen, Y; Cooley, J; Cornell, B; Crewdson, C H; Cushman, P; Daal, M; Di Stefano, P C F; Doughty, T; Esteban, L; Fallows, S; Figueroa-Feliciano, E; Fritts, M; Godfrey, G L; Golwala, S R; Graham, M; Hall, J; Harris, H R; Hertel, S A; Hofer, T; Holmgren, D; Hsu, L; Huber, M E; Jastram, A; Kamaev, O; Kara, B; Kelsey, M H; Kennedy, A; Kiveni, M; Koch, K; Leder, A; Loer, B; Asamar, E Lopez; Mahapatra, R; Mandic, V; Martinez, C; McCarthy, K A; Mirabolfathi, N; Moffatt, R A; Moore, D C; Nelson, R H; Oser, S M; Page, K; Page, W A; Partridge, R; Pepin, M; Phipps, A; Prasad, K; Pyle, M; Qiu, H; Rau, W; Redl, P; Reisetter, A; Ricci, Y; Rogers, H E; Saab, T; Sadoulet, B; Sander, J; Schneck, K; Schnee, R W; Scorza, S; Serfass, B; Shank, B; Speller, D; Upadhyayula, S; Villano, A N; Welliver, B; Wright, D H; Yellin, S; Yen, J J; Young, B A; Zhang, J

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Double Gamow-Teller matrix elements in the germanium region  

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The matrix elements involved in the double-beta-decay process for the nuclei Ge76 and Se82 are calculated in terms of the variational wave functions resulting from realistic effective interactions operating in the unrestricted (2p1/2, 2p3/2, 1f5/2, 1g9/2)?,? configuration space.

S. K. Sharma, G. Mukherjee, and P. K. Rath

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

An analysis of a germanium diode detector circuit  

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for the de, ;, :. roe of LIASTER OF SCIENICE August 1956 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering LIBRARY l k M COLLEGE OF TEXIIS AN ANALYSIS OE A G ", :A iIU: DIODE DJ''T ETON CINCUIT A Thesis i?ay LaVon Jones ApDroved. a; :o style and content by: a... rman o Committe a of . egaitmer or tu ent dvzsor August I9~~$ ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The writer is indebted to Dr. W. T. Matzen and Mr. J. B. Biard of the Electrical Engineering Department f or their advice, help, and encouragement. He wishes to express...

Jones, Ray LaVon

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

324

Adsorption of Carbon, Silicon, and Germanium Adatoms on Graphene Sheet  

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Kerr, J.A. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1999-2000 :Data (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, D.R. Lide, (

Cahyadi, Erica

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

A DONOR COMPLEX WITH TUNNELING HYDROGEN IN PURE GERMANIUM  

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taining D(H,O) and shallow phosphorous donors are shown inJ set of lines of the phosphorous spectrum move withthat of l substitutional phosphorous: compared to E. [P] l

Joos, B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF DISLOCATIONS IN ULTRA-PURE GERMANIUM  

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Material-. , Volume 9. ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF DISLOCATIONS9. LBL-9342 MASTER ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF DISLOCATIONS IN9 4 7 M L3L-934? ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES Or DISLOCATIONS* IN

Hubbard, G. Scott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Holey Germanium - New Routes to Ordered Nanoporous Semiconductors  

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currently exploring a variety of applications for these materials, including nanoscale solar cells and adsorption based chemical sensors. Because the semiconductor surface is...

328

Silicon-based silicon–germanium–tin heterostructure photonics  

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...Bordas, GC Roelkens, HPMM Ambrosius, P Thijs, F Karouta, and MK Smit. 2011 Photonic integration in indium-phosphide membranes...Sorger, VJ , ND Lanzilloti-Kimura, RM Ma, and X Zhang. 2012 Ultra-compact silicon nanophotonic modulator with broadband response...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Medium energy ion implantation of Germanium into heated Silicon  

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flange arranged in a standard Einsel lens arrangement and a set of 13 ++12 ~6 L, 1 - Source 2 - Acceleration Column 3. - Glass Cross and 6" Diffusion 4 - Separation Magnet 5 - Gate Valve 6 - Quadrupole 7 - Rear Collimator 8 - Deflection Plates... Analysis of a, 40 keV, SXIO" ions cm' Ge Implant into 420'C FZ &111& Si. 29 300 keV He RBS analysis of two, 60 keV, 3X10" ions cm' Ge implants, rastered and unrastered, into 300'C FZ &111& Si. 30 LIST OF TABLES Table Page Cntical thickness of a Ge...

McCoy, John Curtis

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Spin Transport and Relaxation in Graphene and Germanium  

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the diffusion coefficients of the SLG spin valve (device A)diffusion coefficients are observed in SLG spin valve withvalves (device D). (a) Spin lifetime (squares) and diffusion coefficient (

Han, Wei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Towards the development of high temperature comparison artifacts for radiation thermometry  

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This paper describes the methodology and first results of the development of high temperature fixed point artifacts of unknown temperature suitable for scale comparison purposes. This study is being undertaken at the Thermal Metrology Division of Inmetro, Brazil, as part of PhD studies. In this initial phase of the study two identical cobalt carbon eutectic cells were constructed and one doped with a known amount of copper. This was an attempt to achieve a controlled change in the transition temperature of the alloy during melting. Copper was chosen due to the relatively simple phase diagram it forms with carbon and cobalt. The cobalt, in powder form, was supplied by Alfa Aesar at 99.998 % purity, and was mixed with carbon powder (1,9 % by weight) of 99.9999 % purity. Complete filling of the crucible took 6 steps and was performed in a vertical furnace with graphite heating elements, in an inert gas atmosphere. The temperature measurements were performed using a KE LP3 radiation thermometer, which was previously evaluated for spectral responsivity, linearity and size-of-source effect (SSE). During these measurements, the thermometer stability was periodically checked using a silver fixed point blackbody maintained in a three zone furnace. The main purpose of the first part of this study is to dope a series of Co-C blackbody with differing amounts of copper, in order to alter their temperatures whilst still retaining good melting plateau performance. The long-term stability of the adjusted transition temperatures will also be investigated. Other dopants will be studied as the research progresses, and thermo chemical modeling will be performed in an attempt to understand the change in temperature with dopant concentration and so help select suitable dopants in the future. The overall objective is to construct comparison artifacts that have good performance, in terms of plateau shape and long-term temperature stability, but with unknown temperatures. These can then be used as comparison artifacts with no participant, except the pilot, knowing the temperature a priori.

Teixeira, R. N. [Inmetro, Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil)] [Inmetro, Duque de Caxias, RJ (Brazil); Machin, G. [NPL, Teddington (United Kingdom)] [NPL, Teddington (United Kingdom); Orlando, A. [PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)] [PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Slurry Nebulization-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry with Solution Calibration for Determination of Ultratrace Boron in High Pure Nuclear Graphite Powder  

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Slurry nebulization-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was developed for the direct determination of trace boron (B) in high-purity graphite powders. After the graphite powders were ground and sifted, the particle size of graphite was collected less than 5 ?m. Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was used as the dispersant in slurry preparation. The optimal mass ratio of PVP to the graphite was found to be 0.5. Well-proportioned and stable slurry solution was obtained by magnetic stirrer. 0.1 M NH4OH as the aqueous medium could provide the optimal pH of 10 for the stable slurry and eliminate the memory effect of B. ICP-MS was operated in a higher resolution mode (0.6 amu) to eliminate the interference with the matrix 12C by peak tailing. Oxygen was added into the plasma at a flow rate of 60 mL min?1 to resolve carbon deposition on the sampler and skimmer cones and accelerate particle dissociation in the plasma. External calibration with aqueous solution standards was established for quantification. Beryllium was chosen as the internal standard to evaluate the efficiency of matrix effect correction. A correlation coefficient of 0.9995 was obtained for B concentration ranging 2–200 ?g L?1. The detection limit (3S) of B was 0.095 ?g g?1. As a practical application, the proposed method was used for the determination of trace B in four nuclear graphite samples (claimed 99.999% purity), with the satisfactory recoveries for the spike tests in the range of 97.2%–103.1%.

Xin-Li LIU; Tai-Cheng DUAN; Yi HAN; Xiao-Yu JIA; Wei-Na ZHANG; Hang-Ting CHEN

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The oxidation of aluminum at high temperature studied by Thermogravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry.  

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The oxidation in air of high-purity Al foil was studied as a function of temperature using Thermogravimetric Analysis with Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TGA/DSC). The rate and/or extent of oxidation was found to be a non-linear function of the temperature. Between 650 and 750 %C2%B0C very little oxidation took place; at 850 %C2%B0C oxidation occurred after an induction period, while at 950 %C2%B0C oxidation occurred without an induction period. At oxidation temperatures between 1050 and 1150 %C2%B0C rapid passivation of the surface of the aluminum foil occurred, while at 1250 %C2%B0C and above, an initial rapid mass increase was observed, followed by a more gradual increase in mass. The initial rapid increase was accompanied by a significant exotherm. Cross-sections of oxidized specimens were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM); the observed alumina skin thicknesses correlated qualitatively with the observed mass increases.

Coker, Eric Nicholas

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Audio Cards for High-Resolution and Economical Electronic Transport Studies  

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We report on a technique for determining electronic transport properties using commercially available audio cards. Using a typical 24-bit audio card simultaneously as a sine wave generator and a narrow bandwidth ac voltmeter, we show the spectral purity of the analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion stages, including an effective number of bits greater than 16 and dynamic range better than 110 dB. We present two circuits for transport studies using audio cards: a basic circuit using the analog input to sense the voltage generated across a device due to the signal generated simultaneously by the analog output; and a digitally-compensated bridge to compensate for nonlinear behavior of low impedance devices. The basic circuit also functions as a high performance digital lock-in amplifier. We demonstrate the application of an audio card for studying the transport properties of spin-valve nanopillars, a two-terminal device that exhibits Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) and whose nominal impedance can be sw...

Gopman, Daniel B; Kent, Andrew D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

High Temperature Structural Foam  

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The Aerospace Industry is experiencing growing demand for high performance polymer foam. The X-33 program needs structural foam insulation capable of retaining its strength over a wide range of environmental conditions. The High Speed Research Program ...

Weiser Erik S.; Baillif Faye F.; Grimsley Brian W.; Marchello Joseph M.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Natural Gas, High Compression Ratio, High Efficiency ICRE ...  

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A Natural Gas, High Compression Ratio, High Efficiency ICRE A Natural Gas, High Compression Ratio, High Efficiency ICRE Using natural gas and gasoline modeling, indications are...

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Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric Nanocomposites for High...  

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Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric Nanocomposites for High-Power High-efficiency Waste Heat Recovery for Electricity Generation Large-dimension, high-ZT Thermoelectric...

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Energy Storage Testing and Analysis High Power and High Energy...  

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Testing and Analysis High Power and High Energy Development Energy Storage Testing and Analysis High Power and High Energy Development 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle...

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High Energy Physics  

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Basic Energy Science Biological and Environmental Research Fusion Energy Sciences High Energy Physics Nuclear Physics Advanced Scientific Computing Research Pioneering...

340

High Performance Computing in  

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High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics Thomas Ludwig (t.ludwig@computer.org) Ruprecht PART I: High Performance Computing Thomas Ludwig PART II: HPC Computing in Bioinformatics Alexandros #12;© Thomas Ludwig, Alexandros Stamatakis, GCB'04 3 PART I High Performance Computing Introduction

Stamatakis, Alexandros

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Use of Crystals for High Energy Photon Beam Linear Polarization Conversion into Circular  

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The possibility to convert the photon beam linear polarization into circular one at photon energies of hundreds GeV with the use of crystals is considered. The energy and orientation dependencies of refractive indexes are investigated in case of diamond, silicon and germanium crystal targets. To maximize the values for figure of merit, the corresponding crystal optimal orientation angles and thickness are found. The degree of circular polarization and intensity of photon beam are estimated and possibility of experimental realization is discussed.

N. Z. Akopov; A. B. Apyan; S. M. Darbinyan

2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

342

High Performance Computing  

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Information Science, Computing, Applied Math » Information Science, Computing, Applied Math » High Performance Computing High Performance Computing Providing world-class high performance computing capability that enables unsurpassed solutions to complex problems of strategic national interest Gary Grider High Performance Computing Division Leader Randal Rheinheimer High Performance Computing Deputy Division Leader Contact Us Carol Hogsett Student/Internship Opportunities Email Division Office Email Managing world-class supercomputing centers Powerall simulations modeling Read caption + The Powerwall is used by LANL scientists to view objects and processes in 3D. High Performance Computing video 13:01 Gary Grider, HPC Divison Leader The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division supports the Laboratory mission by managing world-class Supercomputing Centers.

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Brookhaven High Energy Physics  

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High-Energy Physics High-Energy Physics High-energy physicists probe the properties and behavior of the most elementary particles in the universe. At the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), they perform experiments of unique sensitivity using high-intensity, intermediate-energy beams. The AGS currently provides the world's most intense high-energy proton beam. It is also the world's most versatile accelerator, accelerating protons, polarized protons, and heavy ions to near the speed of light. Magnet system at Brookhaven used to measure the magnetic moment of the muon. Important discoveries in high-energy physics were made at the AGS within the last decade. An international collaboration, including key physicists from Brookhaven, performed a very high-precision measurement of a property

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High resolution, high speed ultrahigh vacuum microscopy  

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The history and future of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is discussed as it refers to the eventual development of instruments and techniques applicable to the real time in situ investigation of surface processes with high resolution. To reach this objective, it was necessary to transform conventional high resolution instruments so that an ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) environment at the sample site was created, that access to the sample by various in situ sample modification procedures was provided, and that in situ sample exchanges with other integrated surface analytical systems became possible. Furthermore, high resolution image acquisition systems had to be developed to take advantage of the high speed imaging capabilities of projection imaging microscopes. These changes to conventional electron microscopy and its uses were slowly realized in a few international laboratories over a period of almost 40 years by a relatively small number of researchers crucially interested in advancing the state of the art of electron microscopy and its applications to diverse areas of interest; often concentrating on the nucleation, growth, and properties of thin films on well defined material surfaces. A part of this review is dedicated to the recognition of the major contributions to surface and thin film science by these pioneers. Finally, some of the important current developments in aberration corrected electron optics and eventual adaptations to in situ UHV microscopy are discussed. As a result of all the path breaking developments that have led to today's highly sophisticated UHV-TEM systems, integrated fundamental studies are now possible that combine many traditional surface science approaches. Combined investigations to date have involved in situ and ex situ surface microscopies such as scanning tunneling microscopy/atomic force microscopy, scanning Auger microscopy, and photoemission electron microscopy, and area-integrating techniques such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, temperature programmed desorption, high-resolution electron energy-loss and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopies, and others. Material systems ranging from atomic layers of metals and semiconductors to biology related depositions are being investigated. In the case of biological materials, however, strict limitations to high-resolution applications are imposed by electron radiation damage considerations.

Poppa, Helmut [National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Borosilicate clad fused silica core fiber optical waveguide with low transmission loss prepared by a high?efficiency process  

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A method for making fused silica core?borosilicate clad optical fiberwaveguides is described. The process involves the growth of a needlelike layer of borosilicate glass onto the surface of a commercially available high?purity fused silica rod by an efficient flamereaction of boron and silicon hydrides with oxygen. The needlelike layer is subsequently heat treated at relatively low temperature to form a homogeneous bubble?free glass with a smooth surface. It is then covered with a thin protective jacket of silica and drawn into a fiber. These fibers have attenuation coefficients only slightly greater than the bulk loss of the fused silica core materials. Over the Al1?x Ga x As injection laser wavelength range 0.82–0.88 ?m the loss is 5 dB/km while at the YAG : Nd laser wavelength 1.06 ?m it is 3 dB/km. The process appears to be attractive for the economical manufacture of low?loss fibers due to its simplicity and high chemical conversion efficiency.

F. W. Dabby; D. A. Pinnow; F. W. Ostermayer; L. G. Van Uitert; M. A. Saifi; I. Camlibel

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

High Precision Measurements Using High Frequency Signals  

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Generalized lock-in amplifiers use digital cavities with Q-factors as high as 5X10^8. In this letter, we show that generalized lock-in amplifiers can be used to analyze microwave (giga-hertz) signals with a precision of few tens of hertz. We propose that the physical changes in the medium of propagation can be measured precisely by the ultra-high precision measurement of the signal. We provide evidence to our proposition by verifying the Newton's law of cooling by measuring the effect of change in temperature on the phase and amplitude of the signals propagating through two calibrated cables. The technique could be used to precisely measure different physical properties of the propagation medium, for example length, resistance, etc. Real time implementation of the technique can open up new methodologies of in-situ virtual metrology in material design.

Jin, Aohan; Sakurai, Atsunori; Liu, Liang; Edman, Fredrik; Öwall, Viktor; Pullerits, Tonu; Karki, Khadga J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance New Construction  

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Funding for Efficient New Buildings through Integrated Project Delivery and High Performance Design-Build Case Study Rolling Plains New Medical Office Building Michael Flores McKinstry mflores@mckinstry.com 469-789-9920 1 ESL-KT-13-12-40 CATEE..., San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Objectives • Explain how High Performance Design Build / Integrated Project Delivery (HPDB/IPD) differs from alternative project delivery methods (and why it is usually better!) • Identify the key participants in High...

Flores, M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Tc Superconductor  

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and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 High-temperature superconductors (HTSC's), following their remarkable discovery in 1986,...

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High Energy Physics  

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Large Scale Production Computing and Storage Requirements for High Energy Physics: Target 2017 HEPlogo.jpg The NERSC Program Requirements Review "Large Scale Computing and Storage...

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.NET High Performance Computing.  

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?? Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) have been extensively applied in the High Performance Computing (HPC) community. HPC applications require additional special programming environments to improve… (more)

Ou, Hsuan-Hsiu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Fabricated by Pulsed Rapid Thermal Annealing of Amorphous Silicon  

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). The gas supply into the reactor through the mass flow controllers include: N2 (ultra high purity, Acetylene Oxygen Company), N2 (semiconductor, 99.9999% purity, Praxair), Ar (semiconductor, 99.9999% purity, Praxair), SiH4 (semiconductor, 99.999% Air... Liquide), B2H6 (2 % in H2, 99.999% purity, Air Liquide), PH3 (7.1 % in H2, 99.999%, Air Liquide), NH3 (semiconductor, 99.999% purity, Matheson Tri-Gas), and H2 (semiconductor, 99.9999% purity, Praxair). Figure 4 shows the heating zones and the dimension...

Lee, I-Syuan

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

352

Light Effects on the Charge Storage in the A-SI:H Pin Diode  

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: N2 (ultra high purity, Acetylene Oxygen Company), N2 (semiconductor, 99.9999% purity, Praxair), Ar (semiconductor, 99.9999% purity, Praxair), SiH4 (semiconductor, 99.999%, Air Liquide), B2H6 (2 % in H2, 99.999% purity, Air Liquide), PH3 (7....1 % in H2, 99.999%, Air Liquide), NH3 (semiconductor, 99.999% purity, Matheson Tri-Gas), and H2 (semiconductor, 99.9999% purity, Praxair). Figure 5 shows the heating zones and the dimension of the reactor chamber. The substrate was placed in the same...

Wu, Shu-Hsien

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

353

High coking value pitch  

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A high coking value pitch prepared from coal tar distillate and has a low softening point and a high carbon value while containing substantially no quinoline insolubles is disclosed. The pitch can be used as an impregnant or binder for producing carbon and graphite articles.

Miller, Douglas J.; Chang, Ching-Feng; Lewis, Irwin C.; Lewis, Richard T.

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

354

High-pressure crystallography  

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The history and development of high-pressure crystallography are briefly described and examples of structural transformations in compressed compounds are given. The review is focused on the diamond-anvil cell, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the principles of its operation and the impact it has had on high-pressure X-ray diffraction.

Katrusiak, A.

2007-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation...  

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Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies High Reliability, High TemperatureThermoelectric Power Generation Materials and Technologies...

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Delbrück contribution in the elastic scattering of 1.115-MeV photons  

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Differential cross sections for the elastic scattering of 1.115-MeV photons from tungsten (Z=74) and lead (Z=82) have been measured at angles ranging from 30° to 135°, using a high purity coaxial germanium detector. The experimental results are compared with S-matrix theoretical calculations of Rayleigh scattering cross sections, which also include contributions arising from the nuclear Thomson amplitudes and the Delbrück amplitude in lowest order Born approximation. The present experimental data at 1.115MeV indicates that Delbrück amplitudes calculated with lowest-order Born approximation, when combined with S-matrix Rayleigh scattering amplitudes, are sufficient, as has previously been observed at 1.332MeV for a number of high-Z elements, and at 1.121MeV and 1.173MeV for Z=92. This result for Z=74 and Z=82 at 1.115MeV provides further confirmation that the Delbrück amplitudes calculated with lowest-order Born approximation are sufficient for energies at and below 1.332MeV, in contrast to the situation at 2.754MeV where Coulomb corrections to the Delbrück amplitudes are significant for high-Z elements.

Bhakta Kunwar, Arunava Bhadra, Swapan K. Sen Gupta, J. P. J. Carney, and R. H. Pratt

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly purified hexachlorobenzene induces cytochrome P4501A in primary cultures of chicken embryo hepatocytes  

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Some uncertainty exists regarding the purity of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) used in past toxicity studies. It has been suggested that reported toxic and biochemical effects initially attributed to HCB exposure may have actually been elicited by contamination of HCB by polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). Herein, primary cultures of chicken embryo hepatocytes (CEH) were used to compare the potencies of two lots of reagent-grade hexachlorobenzene (HCB-old [HCB-O] and HCB-new [HCB-N]), highly purified HCB (HCB-P) and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) as inducers of ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD) activity, cytochrome P4501A4 (CYP1A4) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) and CYP1A5 mRNA. The study also compared the EROD- and CYP1A4/5 mRNA-inducing potencies of HCB to the potencies of two mono-ortho substituted polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 2,3,3',4,4'-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 105) and 2,3'4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 118). HCB-O, HCB-N and HCB-P all induced EROD activity and up-regulated CYP1A4 and CYP1A5 mRNAs. Induction was not caused by contamination of HCB with PCDDs or PCDFs. Based upon a comparison of the EC{sub 50} and EC{sub threshold} values for EROD and CYP1A4/5 mRNA concentration-response curves, the potency of HCB relative to the potency of TCDD was 0.0001, and was similar to that of PCB 105 and PCB 118. The maximal EROD activity and CYP1A4/5 mRNA expression differed greatly between HCB and TCDD, and may contribute to an overestimation of the ReP value calculated for highly purified HCB.

Mundy, Lukas J. [Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Jones, Stephanie P.; Crump, Doug; Herve, Jessica C. [Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Konstantinov, Alex; Utley, Fiona; Potter, David [Wellington Laboratories Inc., Research Division, Guelph, Ontario (Canada); Kennedy, Sean W., E-mail: sean.kennedy@ec.gc.c [Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric deposition of {sup 7}Be by rain events, incentral Argentina  

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Beryllium-7 is a natural radionuclide that enters into the ecosystems through wet and dry depositions and has numerous environmental applications in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Atmospheric wet deposition of {sup 7}Be was measured in central Argentina. Rain traps were installed (1 m above ground) and individual rain events have been collected. Rain samples were filtered and analyzed by gamma spectrometry. The gamma counting was undertaken using a 40%-efficient p-type coaxial intrinsic high-purity natural germanium crystal built by Princeton Gamma-Tech. The cryostat was made from electroformed high-purity copper using ultralow-background technology. The detector was surrounded by 50 cm of lead bricks to provide shielding against radioactive background. The detector gamma efficiency was determined using a water solution with known amounts of chemical compounds containing long-lived naturally occurring radioisotopes, {sup 176}Lu, {sup 138}La and {sup 40}K. Due to the geometry of the sample and its position close to the detector, the efficiency points from the {sup 176}Lu decay, had to be corrected for summing effects. The measured samples were 400 ml in size and were counted curing one day. The {sup 7}Be detection limit for the present measurements was as low as 0.2 Bq l{sup -1}. Thirty two rain events were sampled and analyzed (November 2006-May 2007). The measured values show that the events corresponding to low rainfall (<20 mm) are characterized by significantly higher activity concentrations (Bq l{sup -1}). The activity concentration of each individual event varied from 0.8 to 3.5 Bq l{sup -1}, while precipitations varied between 4 and 70 mm. The integrated activity by event of {sup 7}Be was fitted with a model that takes into account the precipitation amount and the elapsed time between two rain events. The integrated activities calculated with this model show a good agreement with experimental values.

Ayub, J. Juri; Velasco, H.; Rizzotto, M. [Grupo de Estudios Ambientales. Instituto de Matematica Aplicada San Luis. Universidad National de San Luis--CONICET. Ejercito de los Andes 950. Argentina (Argentina); Di Gregorio, D. E.; Huck, H. [Departamento de Fisica, Comision National de Energia Atomica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, 1650 San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad National de San Martin. Martin de Irigoyen 3100, 1650 San Martin, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Argentina)

2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: High-Pressure and High-Temperature...  

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ClimateECClimateCarbon CaptureHigh-Pressure and High-Temperature Neutron Reflectometry Cell for Solid-Fluid Interface Studies High-Pressure and High-Temperature Neutron...

360

Creating high performance enterprises  

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How do enterprises successfully conceive, design, deliver, and operate large-scale, engineered systems? These large-scale projects often involve high complexity, significant technical challenges, a large number of diverse ...

Stanke, Alexis K. (Alexis Kristen), 1977-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

High pressure oxygen furnace  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high temperature high pressure oxygen furnace having a hybrid partially externally heated construction is disclosed. A metallic bar fabricated from an alloy having a composition of at least 45% nickel, 15% chrome, and 10% tungsten is utilized, the preferred alloy including 55% nickel, 22% chrome, 14% tungsten, 2% molybdenum, 3% iron (maximum) and 5% cobalt (maximum). The disclosed alloy is fabricated into 11/4 inch bar stock and has a length of about 17 inches. This bar stock is gun drilled for over 16 inches of its length with 0.400 inch aperture to define a closed high temperature, high pressure oxygen chamber. The opposite and closed end of the bar is provided with a small support aperture into which both a support and a thermocouple can be inserted. The closed end of the gun drilled bar is inserted into an oven, preferably heated by standard nickel chrome electrical elements and having a heavily insulated exterior. 5 figs.

Morris, D.E.

1992-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

362

High pressure oxygen furnace  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high temperature high pressure oxygen furnace having a hybrid partially externally heated construction is disclosed. A metallic bar fabricated from an alloy having a composition of at least 45% nickel, 15% chrome, and 10% tungsten is utilized (the preferred alloy including 55% nickel, 22% chrome, 14% tungsten, 2% molybdenum, 3% iron (maximum) and 5% cobalt (maximum). The disclosed alloy is fabricated into 11/4 inch bar stock and has a length of about 17 inches. This bar stock is gun drilled for over 16 inches of its length with 0.400 inch aperture to define a closed high temperature, high pressure oxygen chamber. The opposite and closed end of the bar is provided with a small support aperture into which both a support and a thermocouple can be inserted. The closed end of the gun drilled bar is inserted into an oven, preferably heated by standard nickel chrome electrical elements and having a heavily insulated exterior.

Morris, Donald E. (Kensington, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

High Energy Solar Particles  

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6 May 1976 research-article High Energy Solar Particles J. J. Quenby Protons, heavy nuclei and electrons are seen to be emitted from solar flares with energies extending up to the relativistic region. Three different...

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

High-Current Accelerators  

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F i g . 13 F i g . 14 A 48 ACCELERATOR F i g . 25 F i g . 16supply. Extrapolation of accelerator energy and current9 . A-48 high-current accelerator, low-velocity end. Fig.

Lawrence, Ernest O.

1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

High pressure counterflow CHF.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This is a report of the experimental results of a program in countercurrent flow critical heat flux. These experiments were performed with Freon 113 at 200 psia in order to model a high pressure water system. An internally ...

Walkush, Joseph Patrick

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

High-voltage engineering  

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High-voltage engineering covers the application, the useful use and proper working of high voltages and high fields. Here we give some introductory examples, i.e., ‘septa’ and ‘kicker’ at the Large Hadron Collider (14 TeV), the Super Proton Synchrotron (450 GeV) and the Proton Synchrotron (26 GeV) accelerators as found at the European Orginization for Nuclear Research (CERN) today. We briefly cover the theoretical foundation (Maxwell equations) and aspects of numerical field simulation methods. Concepts relating to electrical fields, insulation geometry and medium and breakdown are introduced. We discuss ways of generating high voltages with examples of AC sources (50/60 Hz), DC sources, and pulse sources. Insulation and breakdown in gases, liquids, solids and vacuum are presented, including Paschen’s law (breakdown field and streamer breakdown). Applications of the above are discussed, in particular the general application of a transformer. We briefly discuss measurement techniques of partial disch...

Gaxiola, E

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

High Performance Window Attachments  

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High Performance Window High Performance Window Attachments D. Charlie Curcija Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory dccurcija@lbl.gov 510-495-2602 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Impact of Project: * Motivate manufacturers to make improvements in Window systems U-Factors, SHGC and daylighting utilization * Increase awareness of benefits from energy efficient window attachments Problem Statement: * A wide range of residential window attachments are available, but they have widely unknown

368

High temperature pressure gauge  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high temperature pressure gauge comprising a pressure gauge positioned in fluid communication with one end of a conduit which has a diaphragm mounted in its other end. The conduit is filled with a low melting metal alloy above the diaphragm for a portion of its length with a high temperature fluid being positioned in the remaining length of the conduit and in the pressure gauge.

Echtler, J. Paul (Pittsburgh, PA); Scandrol, Roy O. (Library, PA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

High efficiency incandescent lighting  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Incandescent lighting structure. The structure includes a thermal emitter that can, but does not have to, include a first photonic crystal on its surface to tailor thermal emission coupled to, in a high-view-factor geometry, a second photonic filter selected to reflect infrared radiation back to the emitter while passing visible light. This structure is highly efficient as compared to standard incandescent light bulbs.

Bermel, Peter; Ilic, Ognjen; Chan, Walker R.; Musabeyoglu, Ahmet; Cukierman, Aviv Ruben; Harradon, Michael Robert; Celanovic, Ivan; Soljacic, Marin

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

370

Advanced cell technology for high performance Li-A1/FeS{sub 2} secondary batteries.  

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In early 1993. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) initiated a major R and D effort to develop bipolar Li-Al/LiCl-LiBr-KBr/FeS{sub 2} batteries for electric vehicles, targeting the USABC Long-Term Goals. Significant advancements were achieved in the areas of (i) chemical purity, (ii) electrode and electrolyte additives, and (iii) peripheral seals. It was determined that key chemical constituents contained undesirable impurities. ANL developed new chemical processes for preparing Li{sub 2}S, FeS, and CoS{sub 2} that were >98.5% pure. We evaluated a large variety of electrode and electrolyte additives for reducing cell area specific impedance (ASI). Candidate positive electrode additives offered increased electronic conductivity, enhanced reaction kinetics, and/or improved porous electrode morphology. CoS{sub 2}, CuFeS{sub 2}, MgO, and graphite (fibers) were identified as the most beneficial impedance-reducing positive electrode additives. Although electronically conductive carbon and graphite additives produced measurable ASI reductions in the negative electrode, they degraded its structural integrity and were deemed impractical. Lil and LiF were identified as beneficial electrolyte additives, that enhance positive electrode kinetics. ANL refined its baseline metal/ceramic peripheral seal and increased its strength by a factor of three (achieving a safety factor >10). In parallel, ANL developed a high-strength advanced metal/ceramic seal that offers appreciable cost reductions.

Henriksen, G. L.

1998-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

371

High Efficiency, High Performance Clothes Dryer  

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This program covered the development of two separate products; an electric heat pump clothes dryer and a modulating gas dryer. These development efforts were independent of one another and are presented in this report in two separate volumes. Volume 1 details the Heat Pump Dryer Development while Volume 2 details the Modulating Gas Dryer Development. In both product development efforts, the intent was to develop high efficiency, high performance designs that would be attractive to US consumers. Working with Whirlpool Corporation as our commercial partner, TIAX applied this approach of satisfying consumer needs throughout the Product Development Process for both dryer designs. Heat pump clothes dryers have been in existence for years, especially in Europe, but have not been able to penetrate the market. This has been especially true in the US market where no volume production heat pump dryers are available. The issue has typically been around two key areas: cost and performance. Cost is a given in that a heat pump clothes dryer has numerous additional components associated with it. While heat pump dryers have been able to achieve significant energy savings compared to standard electric resistance dryers (over 50% in some cases), designs to date have been hampered by excessively long dry times, a major market driver in the US. The development work done on the heat pump dryer over the course of this program led to a demonstration dryer that delivered the following performance characteristics: (1) 40-50% energy savings on large loads with 35 F lower fabric temperatures and similar dry times; (2) 10-30 F reduction in fabric temperature for delicate loads with up to 50% energy savings and 30-40% time savings; (3) Improved fabric temperature uniformity; and (4) Robust performance across a range of vent restrictions. For the gas dryer development, the concept developed was one of modulating the gas flow to the dryer throughout the dry cycle. Through heat modulation in a gas dryer, significant time and energy savings, combined with dramatically reduced fabric temperatures, was achieved in a cost-effective manner. The key design factor lay in developing a system that matches the heat input to the dryer with the fabrics ability to absorb it. The development work done on the modulating gas dryer over the course of this program led to a demonstration dryer that delivered the following performance characteristics: (1) Up to 25% reduction in energy consumption for small and medium loads; (2) Up to 35% time savings for large loads with 10-15% energy reduction and no adverse effect on cloth temperatures; (3) Reduced fabric temperatures, dry times and 18% energy reduction for delicate loads; and, (4) Robust performance across a range of vent restrictions.

Peter Pescatore; Phil Carbone

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

372

High Beta Tokamaks  

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Perhaps the ideal tokamak would have high {beta} ({beta} {approx}> 1) and classical confinement. Such a tokamak has not been found, and we do not know if one does exist. We have searched for such a possibility, so far without success. In 1990, we obtained analytic equilibrium solutions for large aspect ratio tokamaks at {beta} {approx} {Omicron}(1) [1]. These solutions and the extension at high {beta} poloidal to finite aspect ratio [2] provided a basis for the study of high {beta} tokamaks. We have shown that these configurations can be stable to short scale MHD modes [3], and that they have reduced neoclassical transport [4]. Microinstabilities (such as the {del}T{sub i} mode) seem to be stabilized at high {beta} [5] - this is due to the large local shear [3] and the magnetic well. We have some concerns about modes associated with the compressional branch which may appear at high {beta}. Bill Dorland and Mike Kotschenreuther have studied this issue and our concerns may be unfounded. It is certainly tantalizing, especially given the lowered neoclassical transport values, that these configurations could have no microinstabilities and, one could assume, no anomalous transport. Unfortunately, while this work is encouraging, the key question for high {beta} tokamaks is the stability to large scale kink modes. The MHD {beta} limit (Troyon limit) for kink modes at large aspect ratio is problematically low. There is ample evidence from computations that the limit exists. However, it is not known if stable equilibria exist at much higher {beta}--none have been found. We have explored this question in the asymptotic high {beta} poloidal limit. Unfortunately, we are unable to find stable equilibrium and also unable to show that they don't exist. The results of these calculations will be published when a more definitive answer is found.

Cowley, S.

1998-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

373

Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

High Performance Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery System Based on Zintl Phase Materials with Embedded Nanoparticles Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

374

High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance  

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase:

375

Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High  

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High Occupancy Vehicle High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Exemption on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: High

376

DVD Based Electronic Pulser  

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This article describes the design, construction, and testing of a digital versatile disc (DVD) based electronic pulser system (DVDEPS). Such a device is used to generate pulse streams for simulation of both gamma and neutron detector systems. The DVDEPS reproduces a random pulse stream of a full high purity germanium (HPGe) spectrum as well as a digital pulse stream representing the output of a neutron multiplicity detector. The exchangeable DVD media contains over an hour of data for both detector systems and can contain an arbitrary gamma spectrum and neutron pulse stream. The data is written to the DVD using a desktop computer program from either real or simulated spectra. The targeted use of the DVDEPS is authentication or validation of monitoring equipment for non-proliferation purposes, but it is also of general use in a variety of sitiuations. The DVD based pulser combines the storage capacity and simplicity of DVD technology with commonly available electronic components to build a relatively inexpensive yet highly capable testing instrument.

Morris, Scott J.; Pratt, Rick M.; Hughes, Michael A.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Pitts, W. K.; Robinson, Eric

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

HOLDUP MEASUREMENTS FOR VISUAL EXAMINATION GLOVEBOXES AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE  

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Visual Examination (VE) gloveboxes are used at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to remediate transuranic waste (TRU) drums. Noncompliant items are removed before the drums undergo further characterization in preparation for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Maintaining the flow of drums through the remediation process is critical to the program's seven-days-per-week operation. Conservative assumptions are used to ensure that glovebox contamination from this continual operation is below acceptable limits. Holdup measurements are performed in order to confirm that these assumptions are conservative. High Cs-137 backgrounds in the VE glovebox areas preclude the use of a sodium iodide spectrometer, so a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector, having superior resolution, is used. Plutonium-239 is usually the nuclide of interest; however, Pu-241, Np-237 (including its daughter Pa-233) and Pu-238 (if detected) are typically assayed. Cs-137 and Co-60 may also be detected but are not reported since they do not contribute to the Pu-239 Fissile Gram Equivalent or Pu-239 Equivalent Curies. HEPA filters, drums and waste boxes are also assayed by the same methodology. If--for example--the HEPA is contained in a stainless steel housing, attenuation corrections must be applied for both the filter and the housing. Dimensions, detector locations, materials and densities are provided as inputs to Ortec's ISOTOPIC software to estimate attenuation and geometry corrections for the measurement positions. This paper discusses the methodology, results and limitations of these measurements for different VE glovebox configurations.

Sigg, R

2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

378

Photon Activation Analysis at the Idaho Accelerator Center  

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Activation methods require minimal sample preparation and provide sufficiently high sensitivity for detecting the vast majority of the elements throughout the periodic table. In this paper we shall discuss photon activation analysis (PAA) at the Idaho Accelerator Center. The process of PAA begins with exposing a sample with photons in the energy range of 10 to 30 MeV. Many nuclides in the sample will become activated and, in turn, these radionuclides will decay by emitting characteristic radiation. These characteristic radiation decays are the telltale signatures for identifying elements which can then be measured with spectrometers such as a high-purity Germanium detector. PAA is not an 'absolute' method, as the samples under investigation must be irradiated along with a reference or calibrating material having a well-known elemental composition. The quantitative evaluation is performed through comparing the two resulting element spectra from the unknown sample and reference material. Besides the obvious advantage of being non-destructive, PAA has minimal contamination issues. Moreover, materials that are difficult to treat chemically, such as certain refractory metals, dusts, ashes, etc., offer no hindrance to the technique of PAA. A further advantage is that PAA is very well suited for investigated minute samples (sub-milligram dust particles) to very large ones (in the multi-kg range). PAA is a robust technique as there are no real limitations concerning the nature of material to be studied.

Wells, Douglas P.; Cole, Philip L. [Idaho Accelerator Center, 1500 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 (United States); Department of Physics, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209 (United States); Segebade, Christian R. [Idaho Accelerator Center, 1500 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 (United States)

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

379

Deconvolution of mixed gamma emitters using peak parameters  

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When evaluating samples containing mixtures of nuclides using gamma spectroscopy the situation sometimes arises where the nuclides present have photon emissions that cannot be resolved by the detector. An example of this is mixtures of {sup 241}Am and plutonium that have L x-ray emissions with slightly different energies which cannot be resolved using a high-purity germanium detector. It is possible to deconvolute the americium L x-rays from those plutonium based on the {sup 241}Am 59.54 keV photon. However, this requires accurate knowledge of the relative emission yields. Also, it often results in high uncertainties in the plutonium activity estimate due to the americium yields being approximately an order of magnitude greater than those for plutonium. In this work, an alternative method of determining the relative fraction of plutonium in mixtures of {sup 241}Am and {sup 239}Pu based on L x-ray peak location and shape parameters is investigated. The sensitivity and accuracy of the peak parameter method is compared to that for conventional peak decovolution.

Gadd, Milan S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garcia, Francisco [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Magadalena, Vigil M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

380

A feasibility study to determine cooling time and burnup of ATR fuel using a nondestructive technique and three types of gamma-ray detectors  

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The goal of this work was to perform a feasibility study and establish measurement techniques to determine the burnup of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) fuels at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Three different detectors of high purity germanium (HPGe), lanthanum bromide (LaBr{sub 3}), and high pressure xenon (HPXe) in two detection system configurations of below and above the water pool were used in this study. The last two detectors were used for the first time in fuel burnup measurements. The results showed that a better quality spectra can be achieved with the above the water pool configuration. Both short and long cooling time fuels were investigated in order to determine which measurement technique, absolute or fission product ratio, is better suited in each scenario and also to establish what type of detector should be used in each case for the best burnup measurement. The burnup and cooling time calibrations were established using experimental absolute activities or isotopic ratios and ORIGEN burnup calculations. A method was developed to do burnup and cooling time calibrations using fission isotopes activities without the need to know the exact geometry. (authors)

Navarro, J.; Aryaeinejad, R.; Nigg, D.W. [Idaho National Laboratory, P. O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

High Risk Plan  

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Risk Plan Risk Plan John Bashista Melissa Rider Jeff Davis Timeline to date * OMB memo on Improving Government Acquisition issued July 29, 2009 - Review existing contracts and acquisition practices to save 7% of baseline contract spending (3.5% in FY 2010 and 3.5% in FY 2011) - Reduce high risk contracts by 10% the share of dollars obligated in FY2010 - Final plan was due and submitted on November 2, 2009 - OMB reviewed and requested revision Dec 23, 2009 - Revision submitted April 21, 2010 M&Os are an Issue * With respect to reductions in high risk contracting strategies, the M&O contracts was also a challenge since the opportunity to further influence competition and contract type was highly constrained. The Department had already competed approximately 85 percent of its M&O

382

HIGHLY AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR  

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AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR AUTOMATED MACROMOLECULAR CRYSTALLOGRAPHY BEAMLINE (AMX) Group Leader: Dieter Schneider Proposal Team: M. Allaire 1 , L. Berman 1 , M. Chance 2 , W. Hendrickson 3 , A. Héroux 1 , J. Jakoncic 1 , A. Orville 1 , H. Robinson 1 , D. Schneider 1 , W. Shi 2 , A. Soares 1 , V. Stojanoff 1 , R. Sweet 1 1 Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2 Case Western Reserve University, 3 Columbia University MISSION APPLICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * AMX at NSLS-II will provide structural biologists with ready access to an advanced macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamline for the elucidation of structure and function of macromolecular complexes. * Its high flux, tunable energy, and natively small focal spot will make it a crystallographer's preferred beamline. * Its high degree of automation will provide a high throughput

383

High resolution data acquisition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high resolution event interval timing system measures short time intervals such as occur in high energy physics or laser ranging. Timing is provided from a clock (38) pulse train (37) and analog circuitry (44) for generating a triangular wave (46) synchronously with the pulse train (37). The triangular wave (46) has an amplitude and slope functionally related to the time elapsed during each clock pulse in the train. A converter (18, 32) forms a first digital value of the amplitude and slope of the triangle wave at the start of the event interval and a second digital value of the amplitude and slope of the triangle wave at the end of the event interval. A counter (26) counts the clock pulse train (37) during the interval to form a gross event interval time. A computer (52) then combines the gross event interval time and the first and second digital values to output a high resolution value for the event interval.

Thornton, Glenn W. (Los Alamos, NM); Fuller, Kenneth R. (Los Alamos, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

High resolution data acquisition  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high resolution event interval timing system measures short time intervals such as occur in high energy physics or laser ranging. Timing is provided from a clock, pulse train, and analog circuitry for generating a triangular wave synchronously with the pulse train (as seen in diagram on patent). The triangular wave has an amplitude and slope functionally related to the time elapsed during each clock pulse in the train. A converter forms a first digital value of the amplitude and slope of the triangle wave at the start of the event interval and a second digital value of the amplitude and slope of the triangle wave at the end of the event interval. A counter counts the clock pulse train during the interval to form a gross event interval time. A computer then combines the gross event interval time and the first and second digital values to output a high resolution value for the event interval.

Thornton, G.W.; Fuller, K.R.

1993-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

385

High level nuclear waste  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The DOE Division of Waste Products through a lead office at Savannah River is developing a program to immobilize all US high-level nuclear waste for terminal disposal. DOE high-level wastes include those at the Hanford Plant, the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, and the Savannah River Plant. Commercial high-level wastes, for which DOE is also developing immobilization technology, include those at the Nuclear Fuel Services Plant and any future commercial fuels reprocessing plants. The first immobilization plant is to be the Defense Waste Processing Facility at Savannah River, scheduled for 1983 project submission to Congress and 1989 operation. Waste forms are still being selected for this plant. Borosilicate glass is currently the reference form, but alternate candidates include concretes, calcines, other glasses, ceramics, and matrix forms.

Crandall, J L

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

High Energy Neutrino Telescopes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents a review of the history, motivation and current status of high energy neutrino telescopes. Many years after these detectors were first conceived, the operation of kilometer-cubed scale detectors is finally on the horizon at both the South Pole and in the Mediterranean Sea. These new detectors will perhaps provide us the first view of high energy astrophysical objects with a new messenger particle and provide us with our first real glimpse of the distant universe at energies above those accessible by gamma-ray instruments. Some of the topics that can be addressed by these new instruments include the origin of cosmic rays, the nature of dark matter, and the mechanisms at work in high energy astrophysical objects such as gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebula and supernova remnants.

Hoffman, K D

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

High Energy Neutrino Telescopes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents a review of the history, motivation and current status of high energy neutrino telescopes. Many years after these detectors were first conceived, the operation of kilometer-cubed scale detectors is finally on the horizon at both the South Pole and in the Mediterranean Sea. These new detectors will perhaps provide us the first view of high energy astrophysical objects with a new messenger particle and provide us with our first real glimpse of the distant universe at energies above those accessible by gamma-ray instruments. Some of the topics that can be addressed by these new instruments include the origin of cosmic rays, the nature of dark matter, and the mechanisms at work in high energy astrophysical objects such as gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebula and supernova remnants.

K. D. Hoffman

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

388

High Temperature Superconductors  

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Abstract A brief review of the phenomenology of superconductivity, the distinction between type I and type II superconductors, and the application of type II superconductors is followed by a history of the theory of conventional superconductivity. Unconventional high-temperature superconductivity in the copper oxides is reviewed as a phenomenon occurring in narrow two-dimensional bands where the time for an electron transfer between like atoms is comparable to the period of an optical-mode lattice vibration. A family of iron pnictides containing layers of iron atoms may not require an alternative explanation of its high-temperature superconductivity.

J.B. Goodenough

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

High strength alloys  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

High strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one composition of a metal alloy includes chromium, nickel, copper, manganese, silicon, niobium, tungsten and iron. System, methods, and heaters that include the high strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one heater system may include a canister at least partially made from material containing at least one of the metal alloys. At least one system for heating a subterranean formation may include a tubular that is at least partially made from a material containing at least one of the metal alloys.

Maziasz, Phillip James [Oak Ridge, TN; Shingledecker, John Paul [Knoxville, TN; Santella, Michael Leonard [Knoxville, TN; Schneibel, Joachim Hugo [Knoxville, TN; Sikka, Vinod Kumar [Oak Ridge, TN; Vinegar, Harold J [Bellaire, TX; John, Randy Carl [Houston, TX; Kim, Dong Sub [Sugar Land, TX

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

Highly Parallel Computation  

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...ofthe problem size. If the cost is low, the algorithm designer...grains because synchroni-zation costs would be too high with fine...computers known. They limit the cost ofsynchroni-zation and afford...Agency (DARPA) in 1984 (24). Benchmark studies on a prototype data...

Peter J. Denning; Walter F. Tichy

1990-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

391

High Power Cryogenic Targets  

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The development of high power cryogenic targets for use in parity violating electron scattering has been a crucial ingredient in the success of those experiments. As we chase the precision frontier, the demands and requirements for these targets have grown accordingly. We discuss the state of the art, and describe recent developments and strategies in the design of the next generation of these targets.

Gregory Smith

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Chemistry at High Temperatures  

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...347 the condensed phase. Both cases are...show the opposite behavior. These predictions...vapors. Condensed phase B203 B + B203 02...complex silicates and hydrates in high-temperature...characterized by phase diagrams (derived...doubt that thou-sands of new chemical materials...

John L. Margrave

1962-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

393

Highly oxidized superconductors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Novel superconducting materials in the form of compounds, structures or phases are formed by performing otherwise known synthesis in a highly oxidizing atmosphere rather than that created by molecular oxygen at atmospheric pressure or below. This leads to the successful synthesis of novel superconducting compounds which are thermodynamically stable at the conditions under which they are formed. 16 figs.

Morris, D.E.

1994-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

394

High sensitivity accelerometers are  

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Integrated passive components Nanotube based solar cells High frequency ultrasound for nondestruc- tive investigation of organs and cells State-of-the-Art Equipment Keck SMIL is: A rapid prototyping center providing Lab has been key to the development of our product, which is based on Keck SMIL's PZT Solgel films

Lee, Dongwon

395

High Tc Superconductivity  

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by C. Kim (SSRL), D. H. Lu (Stanford), K. M. Shen (Stanford) and Z.-X. Shen (Stanford/SSRL) by C. Kim (SSRL), D. H. Lu (Stanford), K. M. Shen (Stanford) and Z.-X. Shen (Stanford/SSRL) Extensive research efforts to study the novel electronic properties of high-Tc superconductors and their related materials by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy at a recently commissioned Beam Line 5-4 (led by Z.-X. Shen) continue to be successful, producing many important results. These results, which are highlighted by five articles recently published in Physical Review Letters and one in Science, brought our understanding steps closer to solving the mystery of the high-Tc superconductivity. With the development of the latest generation of ultra-high resolution electron spectrometers in the past few years, the technique of angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) has recently experienced a renaissance. Nowhere is this revolution more evident than in the study of the high-temperature superconductors, which more than a decade after their discovery, continue to defy theoretical explanation. Recent ARPES experiments performed at Beam Line 5-4 have led to critical new discoveries about the fundamental nature of these mysterious superconductors and are now changing the way that the physics community views these materials. An excellent benchmark for the huge leap in detector resolution and technology is the recent work on Sr2RuO4. Although it belongs to a slightly different family than the high- temperature superconductors, its exotic superconducting mechanism (Tc = 1K) and complex electronic structure make it itself a fascinating material. In the past, due to poor resolutions, ARPES studies on this material were in disagreement with theory and other experimental techniques.

396

Highly Insulating Windows - Cost  

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Cost Cost The following is an estimate of the cost effective incremental cost of highly-insulating windows (U-factor=0.20 Btu/hr-ft2-F) compared to regular ENERGY STAR windows (U-factor 0.35 Btu/hr-ft2-F). Energy savings from lower U-factors were simulated with RESFEN over an assumed useful window life of 25 years. To determine the maximum incremental cost at which highly-insulating windows would still be cost-effective, we used a formula used by many utility companies to calculate the cost of saved energy from energy efficiency programs, based on the programs' cost and savings. We turned this formula around so that the cost of saved energy equals the present energy prices in the studied locations, whereas the program cost (the incremental cost of the windows) is the dependent variable. By entering 5%

397

High frequency reference electrode  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high frequency reference electrode for electrochemical experiments comprises a mercury-calomel or silver-silver chloride reference electrode with a layer of platinum around it and a layer of a chemically and electrically resistant material such as TEFLON around the platinum covering all but a small ring or halo' at the tip of the reference electrode, adjacent to the active portion of the reference electrode. The voltage output of the platinum layer, which serves as a redox electrode, and that of the reference electrode are coupled by a capacitor or a set of capacitors and the coupled output transmitted to a standard laboratory potentiostat. The platinum may be applied by thermal decomposition to the surface of the reference electrode. The electrode provides superior high-frequency response over conventional electrodes. 4 figs.

Kronberg, J.W.

1994-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

398

High temperature probe  

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A high temperature probe for sampling, for example, smokestack fumes, and is able to withstand temperatures of 3000.degree. F. The probe is constructed so as to prevent leakage via the seal by placing the seal inside the water jacket whereby the seal is not exposed to high temperature, which destroys the seal. The sample inlet of the probe is also provided with cooling fins about the area of the seal to provide additional cooling to prevent the seal from being destroyed. Also, a heated jacket is provided for maintaining the temperature of the gas being tested as it passes through the probe. The probe includes pressure sensing means for determining the flow velocity of an efficient being sampled. In addition, thermocouples are located in various places on the probe to monitor the temperature of the gas passing there through.

Swan, Raymond A. (Fremont, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Galaxies at High Redshifts  

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Several conclusions have been reached over the last few years concerning high-redshift galaxies: (1) The excess of faint blue galaxies is due to dwarf galaxies. (2) Star formation peaks at redshifts z ~1-2. (3) It appears to occur piecemeal in any given galaxy and there is no evidence for starbursting throughout a large ~10 kpc galaxy. (4) There is significant and sharp diminution in the number of L* spiral galaxies at redshifts 1high-redshift galaxies in universes with larger volumes per unit redshift, i.e., open or lambda models, which have lower deceleration parameters.

A. Yahil; K. M. Lanzetta; A. Fernandez-Soto

1998-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

400

Highly Insulating Window Technology  

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Window Technology Window Technology Temperature differentials across a window, particularly with cold exterior environments in residential buildings, can lead to significant energy losses. Currently available low-emissivity coatings, gas-fills, and insulating frames provide significant energy savings over typical single or double glazed products. The EWC website provides information on how double glazed low-e gas-filled windows work as well as information on commercially available superwindows (three layer, multiple low-e coatings, high performance gas-fills). The next generation of highly insulating window systems will benefit from incremental improvements being made to current components (i.e. more insulating spacers and frame materials/designs, low-e coatings with improved performance properties). LBNL uses its experimental facilities and software tools to collaborate with window and glass industry representatives to better understand the impacts of new components on overall product performance.

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401

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - High B/T Program  

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of experiments where needed. Instrumentation is available for studies of: Dillution refrigerator at the High BT Facility Equipment at the High BT Facility. magnetization...

402

High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting for Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting for Enhanced Geothermal Systems presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

403

HighEnergy International  

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Jet Production at HERA Sascha Caron, I. Phys. Institut, RWTH Aachen High­Energy Physics r ) and dâ?? # e,i = # # n=1 # n s (µ r )C n (µ r ) # extract # s , pdfs? QCD Montpellier 2002, Sascha­jets above E T treshhold. DIS: find jets in ``Breit frame'': 2xP + q = 0 p r q g # maximal separation between

404

High speed door assembly  

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This invention is comprised of a high speed door assembly, comprising an actuator cylinder and piston rods, a pressure supply cylinder and fittings, an electrically detonated explosive bolt, a honeycomb structured door, a honeycomb structured decelerator, and a structural steel frame encasing the assembly to close over a 3 foot diameter opening within 50 milliseconds of actuation, to contain hazardous materials and vapors within a test fixture.

Shapiro, C.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

405

High voltage pulse conditioning  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

Springfield, Ray M. (Sante Fe, NM); Wheat, Jr., Robert M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

High pressure ceramic joint  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Many recuperators have components which react to corrosive gases and are used in applications where the donor fluid includes highly corrosive gases. These recuperators have suffered reduced life, increased service or maintenance, and resulted in increased cost. The present joint when used with recuperators increases the use of ceramic components which do not react to highly corrosive gases. Thus, the present joint used with the present recuperator increases the life, reduces the service and maintenance, and reduces the increased cost associated with corrosive action of components used to manufacture recuperators. The present joint is comprised of a first ceramic member, a second ceramic member, a mechanical locking device having a groove defined in one of the first ceramic member and the second ceramic member. The joint and the mechanical locking device is further comprised of a refractory material disposed in the groove and contacting the first ceramic member and the second ceramic member. The present joint mechanically provides a high strength load bearing joint having good thermal cycling characteristics, good resistance to a corrosive environment and good steady state strength at elevated temperatures.

Ward, Michael E. (Poway, CA); Harkins, Bruce D. (San Diego, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

High pressure ceramic joint  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Many recuperators have components which react to corrosive gases and are used in applications where the donor fluid includes highly corrosive gases. These recuperators have suffered reduced life, increased service or maintenance, and resulted in increased cost. The present joint when used with recuperators increases the use of ceramic components which do not react to highly corrosive gases. Thus, the present joint used with the present recuperator increases the life, reduces the service and maintenance, and reduces the increased cost associated with corrosive action of components used to manufacture recuperators. The present joint is comprised of a first ceramic member, a second ceramic member, a mechanical locking device having a groove defined in one of the first ceramic member and the second ceramic member. The joint and the mechanical locking device is further comprised of a refractory material disposed in the groove and contacting the first ceramic member and the second ceramic member. The present joint mechanically provides a high strength load bearing joint having good thermal cycling characteristics, good resistance to a corrosive environment and good steady state strength at elevated temperatures. 4 figures.

Ward, M.E.; Harkins, B.D.

1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

408

Introduction We studied atomic diffusion in highly ordered crystals using perturbed angular correlation  

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of the EFGs but not reorientation of EFGs due to the collinear nature of EFGs in this crystal structure. 111In radioactive probe nuclei decay and emit a cascade of gamma rays that exhibits an angular correlation purity metals (>99.9%) and 111In activity under argon gas and annealing at 400C for a day to equilibrate

Collins, Gary S.

409

High Performance Computing School COMSC  

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High Performance Computing School COMSC This module aims to provide the students with fundamental knowledge and understanding of techniques associated with High Performance Computing and its practical' skills in analysing and evaluating High Performance Computing and will be structured around

Martin, Ralph R.

410

High Performance Computing (HPC) Division  

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HPC Division High Performance Computing (HPC) Division Providing world-class high performance computing capability that enables unsurpassed solutions to complex problems of...

411

High Temperature Membrane Working Group  

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The High Temperature Membrane Working Group consists of government, industry, and university researchers interested in developing high temperature membranes for fuel cells.

412

LANL | Physics | High Energy Physics  

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high energy physics frontiers as defined by the Department of Energy's Office of High Energy Physics. Exploring the intensity frontier On the trail of one of the greatest...

413

DESIGN OF A THERMOSIPHON FOR COOLING LOW-BACKGROUND HPGE ARRAYS  

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ABSTRACT A two-phase nitrogen thermosiphon was developed for the new generation of low-background high-purity germanium (HPGe) arrays. The cooling system for these arrays has to be able to handle the heat load (>20 W) presented by a large detector mass while meeting stringent requirements necessary for low-background systems. The HPGe detector modules should operate as close to liquid nitrogen temperature (<80K) as possible to provide adequate operating conditions for a full range of HPGe impurity concentrations. In addition, exceptional temperature stability (<1 K) is needed to reduce electronic gain shifts due to changes in the front-end electronics operating temperature. In order to meet the background requirements of state-of-the-art systems these arrays are enclosed in passive lead and copper shielding up to 1 m thick. In this paper we present a cooling system for low-background experiments that complies with these stringent geometrical restrictions. Active cooling was integrated via a horizontal thermosiphon that can be fabricated using ultra-pure electroformed copper. It was charged with nitrogen to 434 kPa (63 PSIA) at 292 K, which provided a fill ratio of 10%. The results showed that the thermosiphon can effectively remove in excess of 25 W of heat load.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Fast, James E.; Reid, Douglas J.

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

414

WDR-PK-AK-018  

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Method - CES SOP-HW-P556 'Field and Bulk Gamma Analysis'. Detector - High-purity germanium, 40% relative efficiency. Calibration - The detector was calibrated on February 8, 2006 using a NIST-traceable sealed source, and the calibration was verified using an independent sealed source. Count Time and Geometry - The sample was counted for 20 minutes at 72 inches from the detector. A lead collimator was used to limit the field-of-view to the region of the sample. The drum was rotated 180 degrees halfway through the count time. Date and Location of Scans - June 1,2006 in Building 235 Room 1136. Spectral Analysis Spectra were analyzed with ORTEC GammaVision software. Matrix and geometry corrections were calculated using OR TEC Isotopic software. A background spectrum was measured at the counting location. No man-made radioactivity was observed in the background. Results were determined from the sample spectra without background subtraction. Minimum detectable activities were calculated by the Nureg 4.16 method. Results - Detected Pu-238, Pu-239, Am-241 and Am-243.

Hollister, R

2009-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

415

Discrimination of gamma rays due to inelastic neutron scattering in AGATA  

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Possibilities of discriminating neutrons and gamma rays in the AGATA gamma-ray tracking spectrometer have been investigated with the aim of reducing the background due to inelastic scattering of neutrons in the high-purity germanium crystals. This background may become a serious problem especially in experiments with neutron-rich radioactive ion beams. Simulations using the Geant4 toolkit and a tracking program based on the forward tracking algorithm were carried out by emitting neutrons and gamma rays from the center of AGATA. Three different methods were developed and tested in order to find 'fingerprints' of the neutron interaction points in the detectors. In a simulation with simultaneous emission of six neutrons with energies in the range 1-5 MeV and ten gamma rays with energies between 150 and 1450 keV, the peak-to-background ratio at a gamma-ray energy of 1.0 MeV was improved by a factor of 2.4 after neutron rejection with a reduction of the photopeak efficiency at 1.0 MeV of only a factor of 1.25.

A. Ataç; A. Ka?ka?; S. Akkoyun; M. ?enyi?it; T. Hüyük; S. O. Kara; J. Nyberg

2009-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

416

Double-electron capture on {sup 112}Sn to the excited 1871 keV state in {sup 112}Cd: A possible alternative to double-{beta} decay  

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We report the first use of a coincidence technique to study neutrinoless double-electron capture (0{nu}ECEC) to an excited state in the daughter nucleus. We investigated 0{nu}ECEC by {sup 112}Sn leading to the possibly degenerate 1871 keV excited state in {sup 112}Cd by searching for its deexcitation {gamma} rays of 1253 keV and 618 keV in coincidence. The experiment was performed at ground level. A sample of 3.91 g of tin enriched to 99.5% in {sup 112}Sn was placed between two high-purity germanium {gamma}-ray detectors. In order to enhance the sample material, rods of natural tin totaling 1.2 kg (natural abundance 0.97%{sup 112}Sn) surrounded the cylindrical surface of our two {gamma}-ray detectors. After an exposure of 1.59 kg x days of {sup 112}Sn, no decays were observed. From this null result we determine a lower limit for the half-life time of T{sub 1/2}>2.7(1.3)x10{sup 19} yr (68%(90%) CL). We hope to achieve a sensitivity in the 10{sup 23} to 10{sup 24} yr range with a sample of a few kg of {sup 112}Sn and improved {gamma}-ray detectors in an underground facility.

Kidd, M. F.; Esterline, J. H.; Tornow, W. [Department of Physics, Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0308 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

417

Few-nucleon transfer in quasi-elastic collisions at 20 MeV/nucleon  

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We report measurements of the isotopic distributions of targetlike fragments in coincidence with nitrogen, carbon, and boron isotopes from the reaction of 20 MeV/nucleon N14 with Ho165 and Dy164. The binary nature of the reaction was studied by observing particle-?-ray coincidences; projectilelike fragments were identified near the classical grazing angle with a telescope consisting of silicon surface barrier detectors, and the targetlike fragments were identified by observing their discrete deexcitation ? rays in either of two high purity germanium detectors. The following reactions were studied: Dy164(14N,?xn), Dy164(14N,??xn), N165,Cxn), Ho165(14N,C?xn), where ?=nitrogen or boron isotopes. The inclusive energy spectra of the projectilelike fragments are reasonably described by either the extended Serber or the Friedman model of projectile breakup. Such interpretations of the reaction mechanism were further tested by comparing the targetlike fragment isotopic distributions to those expected from transfer of the unobserved breakup fragment to the target followed by statistical decay. The agreement of the predicted targetlike fragment isotopic distributions with the present data is remarkably good.

H. Utsunomiya; E. C. Deci; R. A. Blue; L. H. Harwood; R. M. Ronningen; K. Siwek-Wilczynska; J. Wilczynski; D. J. Morrissey

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Neutron Radiative Capture Cross Section of {sup 232}Th in the Energy Range from 0.06 to 2 MeV  

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The neutron capture cross section of {sup 232}Th has been measured relative to {sigma}(n, {gamma}) for {sup 197}Au and {sigma}(n,f) for {sup 235}U in the energy range from 60 keV to 2 MeV. Neutrons were produced by the {sup 7}Li(p,n) and T(p,n) reactions at the 4-MV Van de Graaff Accelerator of CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan. The activation technique was used, and the cross section was measured relative to the {sup 197}Au(n,{gamma}) standard cross section up to 1 MeV. The characteristic gamma lines of the product nuclei {sup 233}Pa and {sup 198}Au were measured with a 40% high-purity germanium detector. Above this energy, the reaction {sup 235}U(n,f) was also used as a second standard, and the fission fragments were detected with a photovoltaic cell. The results, after applying the appropriate corrections, indicate that the cross sections are close to the JENDL-3 database values up to 800 keV and over 1.4 MeV. For energies in the intermediate range, our values are slightly lower than those from all the libraries.

Karamanis, D. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Petit, M. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Andriamonje, S. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Barreau, G. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Bercion, M. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Billebaud, A. [ISN Grenoble (France); Blank, B. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Czajkowski, S. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Moral, R. del [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Giovinazzo, J. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Lacoste, V. [CERN (Switzerland); Marchand, C. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Perrot, L. [ISN Grenoble (France); Pravikoff, M. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France); Thomas, J.C. [CEN Bordeaux-Gradignan (France)

2001-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Waste inspection tomography (WIT)  

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The WIT program will provide an inspection system that offers the nuclear waste evaluator a unique combination of tools for regulatory-driven characterization of low-level waste (LLW), transuranic waste (TRU), and mixed waste drums. WIT provides nondestructive, noninvasive, and environmentally safe inspections using X-ray and gamma ray technologies, with reasonable cost and throughput. Two emission imaging techniques will be employed for characterizing materials in waste containers. The first of these is gamma emission tomography, commonly called single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Rather than using an external radiation source, SPECT uses the emission of radioactive materials within the object of interest for imaging. In this case, emission from actual nuclear waste within a container will provide a three-dimensional image of the radioactive substances in the container. The second emission technique will use high-purity germanium detectors for gamma ray spectroscopy. This technique, called nondestructive assay (NDA), can identify the emitting isotopic species and strength. Work in emission tomography and assay of nuclear waste has been undertaken at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory using a technique called Passive Tomography. Results from a process development unit are presented.

Bernardi, R.T.; Han, K.S.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

420

Cross-section measurement of the $^{130}$Ba(p,$?$)$^{131}$La reaction for $?$-process nucleosynthesis  

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A measurement of total cross-section values of the $^{130}$Ba(p,$\\gamma$)$^{131}$La reaction at low proton energies allows a stringent test of statistical model predictions with different proton+nucleus optical model potentials. Since no experimental data are available for proton-capture reactions in this mass region around A~$\\approx$~130, this measurement can be an important input to test the global applicability of proton+nucleus optical model potentials. The total reaction cross-section values were measured by means of the activation method. After the irradiation with protons, the reaction yield was determined by use of $\\gamma$-ray spectroscopy using two clover-type high-purity germanium detectors. In total, cross-section values for eight different proton energies could be determined in the energy range between 3.6 MeV $\\leq E_p \\leq$ 5.0 MeV, thus, inside the astrophysically relevant energy region. The measured cross-section values were compared to Hauser-Feshbach calculations using the statistical model codes TALYS and SMARAGD with different proton+nucleus optical model potentials. With the semi-microscopic JLM proton+nucleus optical model potential used in the SMARAGD code, the absolute cross-section values are reproduced well, but the energy dependence is too steep at the lowest energies. The best description is given by a TALYS calculation using the semi-microscopic Bauge proton+nucleus optical model potential using a constant renormalization factor.

L. Netterdon; A. Endres; G. G. Kiss; J. Mayer; T. Rauscher; P. Scholz; K. Sonnabend; Zs. Török; A. Zilges

2014-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Discrimination of gamma rays due to inelastic neutron scattering in AGATA  

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Possibilities of discriminating neutrons and ? rays in the AGATA ?-ray tracking spectrometer have been investigated with the aim of reducing the background due to inelastic scattering of neutrons in the high-purity germanium crystals. This background may become a serious problem especially in experiments with neutron-rich radioactive ion beams. Simulations using the Geant4 toolkit and a tracking program based on the forward tracking algorithm were carried out by emitting neutrons and ? rays from the center of AGATA. Three different methods were developed and tested in order to find “fingerprints ” of the neutron interaction points in the detectors. In a simulation with simultaneous emission of six neutrons with energies in the range 1-5 MeV and ten ? rays with energies between 150 and 1450 keV, the peak-to-background ratio at a ?-ray energy of 1.0 MeV was improved by a factor of 2.4 after neutron rejection with a reduction of the photopeak efficiency at 1.0 MeV of only a factor of 1.25.

A. Ataç; A. Kas¸kas A; S. Akkoyun A; M. S¸enyi?git A; T. Hüyük A; S. O. Kara A; J. Nyberg B

422

Role of p-induced population of medium mass(A $\\sim$ 150) neutron rich nuclei  

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Excitation functions were measured by stacked-foil activation technique for the $^{150}$Nd(p, xpyn) reaction using 97.65$%$ enriched $^{150}$Nd target. Measurement up to $\\sim$50$%$ above barrier and down to 18$%$ below the barrier was performed using proton beam energy (E$_p$) of 7 - 15 MeV from VECC Cyclotron. The yield of suitable $\\gamma$ rays emitted following the decay of relevant evaporation residues was determined using a 50$%$ High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector.(p,n) cross section was found to follow the expected trend with a maximum value of 63.7(4.9)mb at E$_p$ $\\sim$ 8.6 MeV. (p,2n) cross section gradually increased with E$_p$ and had maximum contribution to the total reaction cross section after E$_p$ $\\sim$ 9.0 MeV. (p, p$^{\\prime}$n) reaction channel also showed a reasonable yield with a threshold of E$_p$ $\\sim$ 12.0 MeV. The experimental data were corroborated with statistical model calculations using different codes, viz., CASCADE, ALICE/91 and EMPIRE3.1. All the calculations using a suitable set of global parameters could reproduce the excitation function fairly well in the present energy range.

D. Banerjee; A. Saha; T. Bhattacharjee; R. Guin; S. K. Das; P. Das; Deepak Pandit; A. Mukherjee; A. Chowdhury; Soumik Bhattacharya; S. Das Gupta; S. Bhattacharyya; P. Mukhopadhyay; S. R. Banerjee

2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

423

High School Students' Modeling Knowledge High School Students' Modeling Knowledge  

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High School Students' Modeling Knowledge High School Students' Modeling Knowledge David Fortus of the authors. #12;High School Students' Modeling Knowledge Abstract Modeling is a core scientific practice. This study probed the modeling knowledge of high school students who had not any explicit exposure

424

High temperature detonator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A detonator assembly is provided which is usable at high temperatures about 300.degree. C. A detonator body is provided with an internal volume defining an anvil surface. A first acceptor explosive is disposed on the anvil surface. A donor assembly having an ignition element, an explosive material, and a flying plate, are placed in the body effective to accelerate the flying plate to impact the first acceptor explosive on the anvil for detonating the first acceptor explosive. A second acceptor explosive is eccentrically located in detonation relationship with the first acceptor explosive to thereafter effect detonation of a main charge.

Johnson, James O. (Los Alamos, NM); Dinegar, Robert H. (Los Alamos, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Theoretical High Energy Physics  

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we provide reports from each of the six faculty supported by the Department of Energy High Energy Physics Theory grant at Columbia University. Each is followed by a bibliography of the references cited. A complete list of all of the publications in the 12/1/2010-04/30/2014 period resulting from research supported by this grant is provided in the following section. The final section lists the Ph.D. dissertations based on research supported by the grant that were submitted during this period.

Christ, Norman H.; Weinberg, Erick J.

2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

426

PrintRes_PeriodicChartPostCard2014  

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Rare Earths - Research - Knowledge resources - High-purity metals & materials Rare earth elements are critical components of clean energy technologies like high-tech...

427

High-energy  

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0 0 22. High-energy collider parameters HIGH-ENERGY COLLIDER PARAMETERS: e + e - Colliders (I) The numbers here were received from representatives of the colliders in late 1999 (contact C.G. Wohl, LBNL). Many of the numbers of course change with time, and only the latest values (or estimates) are given here; those in brackets are for coming upgrades. Quantities are, where appropriate, r.m.s. H and V indicate horizontal and vertical directions. Parameters for the defunct SPEAR, DORIS, PETRA, PEP, and TRISTAN colliders may be found in our 1996 edition (Phys. Rev. D54, 1 July 1996, Part I). VEPP-2M (Novosibirsk) VEPP-2000 ∗ (Novosibirsk) VEPP-4M (Novosibirsk) BEPC (China) DAΦNE (Frascati) Physics start date 1974 2001 1994 1989 1999 Maximum beam energy (GeV) 0.7 1.0 6 2.2 0.510 (0.75 max.) Luminosity (10 30 cm -2 s -1 ) 5 100 50 10 at 2 GeV 5 at 1.55 GeV 50(→500) Time between collisions (µs)

428

Highly Insulating Windows - Fram  

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Frames Frames Research performed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and LBNL has identified various highly insulating frame solutions. A report was released in 2007 describing some of these frames. This document reports the findings of a market and research review related to state-of-the-art highly insulating window frames. The market review focuses on window frames that satisfy the Passivhaus requirements (window U-value less or equal to 0.8 W/m2K ), while other examples are also given in order to show the variety of materials and solutions that may be used for constructing window frames with a low thermal transmittance (U-value). The market search shows that several combinations of materials are used in order to obtain window frames with a low U-value. The most common insulating material seems to be Polyurethane (PUR), which is used together with most of the common structural materials such as wood, aluminum, and PVC.

429

High throughput optical scanner  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A scanning apparatus is provided to obtain automated, rapid and sensitive scanning of substrate fluorescence, optical density or phosphorescence. The scanner uses a constant path length optical train, which enables the combination of a moving beam for high speed scanning with phase-sensitive detection for noise reduction, comprising a light source, a scanning mirror to receive light from the light source and sweep it across a steering mirror, a steering mirror to receive light from the scanning mirror and reflect it to the substrate, whereby it is swept across the substrate along a scan arc, and a photodetector to receive emitted or scattered light from the substrate, wherein the optical path length from the light source to the photodetector is substantially constant throughout the sweep across the substrate. The optical train can further include a waveguide or mirror to collect emitted or scattered light from the substrate and direct it to the photodetector. For phase-sensitive detection the light source is intensity modulated and the detector is connected to phase-sensitive detection electronics. A scanner using a substrate translator is also provided. For two dimensional imaging the substrate is translated in one dimension while the scanning mirror scans the beam in a second dimension. For a high throughput scanner, stacks of substrates are loaded onto a conveyor belt from a tray feeder.

Basiji, David A. (Seattle, WA); van den Engh, Gerrit J. (Seattle, WA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

High Performance Window Retrofit  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL; Hun, Diana E [ORNL] [ORNL; Desjarlais, Andre Omer [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

High temperature thermometric phosphors  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high temperature phosphor consists essentially of a material having the general formula LuPO.sub.4 :Dy.sub.(x),Eu.sub.y) wherein: 0.1 wt %.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.20 wt % and 0.1 wt %.ltoreq.y.ltoreq.20 wt %. The high temperature phosphor is in contact with an article whose temperature is to be determined. The article having the phosphor in contact with it is placed in the environment for which the temperature of the article is to be determined. The phosphor is excited by a laser causing the phosphor to fluoresce. The emission from the phosphor is optically focused into a beam-splitting mirror which separates the emission into two separate emissions, the emission caused by the dysprosium dopant and the emission caused by the europium dopent. The separated emissions are optically filtered and the intensities of the emission are detected and measured. The ratio of the intensity of each emission is determined and the temperature of the article is calculated from the ratio of the intensities of the separate emissions.

Allison, Stephen W. (Knoxville, TN); Cates, Michael R. (Oak Ridge, TN); Boatner, Lynn A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Gillies, George T. (Earlysville, VA)

1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

432

High Performance Buildings Database  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The High Performance Buildings Database is a shared resource for the building industry, a unique central repository of in-depth information and data on high-performance, green building projects across the United States and abroad. The database includes information on the energy use, environmental performance, design process, finances, and other aspects of each project. Members of the design and construction teams are listed, as are sources for additional information. In total, up to twelve screens of detailed information are provided for each project profile. Projects range in size from small single-family homes or tenant fit-outs within buildings to large commercial and institutional buildings and even entire campuses. The database is a data repository as well. A series of Web-based data-entry templates allows anyone to enter information about a building project into the database. Once a project has been submitted, each of the partner organizations can review the entry and choose whether or not to publish that particular project on its own Web site.

433

High speed transient sampler  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high speed sampler comprises a meandered sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a straight strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates along the transmission lines. The sampling gates comprise a four terminal diode bridge having a first strobe resistor connected from a first terminal of the bridge to the positive strobe line, a second strobe resistor coupled from the third terminal of the bridge to the negative strobe line, a tap connected to the second terminal of the bridge and to the sample transmission line, and a sample holding capacitor connected to the fourth terminal of the bridge. The resistance of the first and second strobe resistors is much higher than the signal transmission line impedance in the preferred system. This results in a sampling gate which applies a very small load on the sample transmission line and on the strobe generator. The sample holding capacitor is implemented using a smaller capacitor and a larger capacitor isolated from the smaller capacitor by resistance. The high speed sampler of the present invention is also characterized by other optimizations, including transmission line tap compensation, stepped impedance strobe line, a multi-layer physical layout, and unique strobe generator design. A plurality of banks of such samplers are controlled for concatenated or interleaved sample intervals to achieve long sample lengths or short sample spacing. 17 figs.

McEwan, T.E.

1995-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

434

High speed transient sampler  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high speed sampler comprises a meandered sample transmission line for transmitting an input signal, a straight strobe transmission line for transmitting a strobe signal, and a plurality of sampling gates along the transmission lines. The sampling gates comprise a four terminal diode bridge having a first strobe resistor connected from a first terminal of the bridge to the positive strobe line, a second strobe resistor coupled from the third terminal of the bridge to the negative strobe line, a tap connected to the second terminal of the bridge and to the sample transmission line, and a sample holding capacitor connected to the fourth terminal of the bridge. The resistance of the first and second strobe resistors is much higher than the signal transmission line impedance in the preferred system. This results in a sampling gate which applies a very small load on the sample transmission line and on the strobe generator. The sample holding capacitor is implemented using a smaller capacitor and a larger capacitor isolated from the smaller capacitor by resistance. The high speed sampler of the present invention is also characterized by other optimizations, including transmission line tap compensation, stepped impedance strobe line, a multi-layer physical layout, and unique strobe generator design. A plurality of banks of such samplers are controlled for concatenated or interleaved sample intervals to achieve long sample lengths or short sample spacing.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

High Temperature Membrane Working Group  

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This presentation provides an overview of the High Temperature Membrane Working Group Meeting in May 2007.

436

Improving the Electrode Performance of Ge through Ge@C Core–Shell Nanoparticles and Graphene Networks  

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Germanium is a promising high-capacity anode material for lithium ion batteries, but it usually exhibits poor cycling stability because of its huge volume variation during the lithium uptake and release process. A double protection strategy to improve the ...

Ding-Jiang Xue; Sen Xin; Yang Yan; Ke-Cheng Jiang; Ya-Xia Yin; Yu-Guo Guo; Li-Jun Wan

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

437

Y High-Resolution  

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Y Y High-Resolution . __ DO NOT M I C PET COVER for medical science studies Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory University of California September 1989 DlSTRlBUTlGN OF THIS DOCUMENT IS U#LIIY/ITEE Acknowledgments This booklet was prepared under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health Effects Research, the National Institutes of Health, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Research Medicine and Radiation Biophysics Division. We thank Sarah Cahn and Douglas Vaughan for coordination of this booklet. esolution PET for Medical Science Studies Thomas F. Budinger Stephen E. Derenzo Ronald H. Huesman William J. Jagust Peter E. Valk CONTENTS A PET Primer Positron Emission Tomography: Evolution of a Technology 7 PET Theory: Emission, Detection, and Reconstruction

438

Highly Insulating Windows - Publ  

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Highly Insulating Windows - Publications Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes, J. Apte, D. Arasteh, J. Huang, 2003 ASHRAE Annual Meeting, 2002 Nine representative window products are examined in eight representative U.S. climates. Annual energy and peak demand impacts are investigated. We conclude that a new generation of window products is necessary for zero-energy homes if windows are not to be an energy drain on these homes. Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows, D. Arasteh, H. Goudey, J. Huang, C. Kohler, R. Mitchell, 2006, submitted to ASHRAE Through the use of whole house energy modeling, typical efficient products are evaluated in five US climates and compared against the requirements for ZEHs. Products which meet these needs are defined as a function of climate.

439

High energy physics  

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Hadron collider studies will focus on: (i) the search for the top quark with the newly installed D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider, (ii) the upgrade of the D0 detector to match the new main injector luminosity and (iii) R&D on silicon microstrip tracking devices for the SSC. High statistics studies of Z{sup 0} decay will continue with the OPAL detector at LEP. These studies will include a direct measurement of Z decay to neutrinos, the search for Higgs and heavy quark decays of Z. Preparations for the Large Scintillation Neutrino Detector (LSND) to measure neutrino oscillations at LAMPF will focus on data acquisition and testing of photomultiplier tubes. In the theoretical area E. Ma will concentrate on mass-generating radiative mechanisms for light quarks and leptons in renormalizable gauge field theories. J. Wudka`s program includes a detailed investigation of the magnetic-flip approach to the solar neutrino.

Kernan, A.; Shen, B.C.; Ma, E.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING  

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This paper presents recent developments of high performance computing and networking techniques in the field of computer-aided multibody analysis and design. The authors describe the main achievements obtained in the development of a tool to aid in the design of new industrial mechanical systems by performing parallel parametric multibody simulations. The parallel software is composed of four main modules: two user-friendly interfaces to input the data and visualize the results, a simulation module, and a parallel manager module that is the main focus of this paper. The authors show that the implementation, using PVM, of simple and well-known ideas leads to efficient and flexible parallel software targeted for heterogeneous networks of nondedicated workstations, which is the parallel platform available in most mechanical design departments.

Ra Baldini; Luc Giraud; Javier G. Izaguirre; Jose M. Jimenez; Luis M. Matey; Sandra Baldini; Luc Giraud; Javier G. Izaguirre; Jose M. Jimenez; Luis M. Matey

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441

High pressure--high temperature research using high energy synchrotron radiation at the TRISTAN accumulation ring  

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High energy synchrotron radiation emitted from the bending magnet of the TRISTAN accumulation ring (6.5 GeV) at the National Laboratory for High Energy Physics has been used for the high pressure--high temperature diffraction experiments using a multianvil press system, MAX80. Owing to the specific features of high energy synchroton radiation, significant improvements have been brought to the high pressure research. The wide energy range of diffraction spectrum leads to an increase in the number of observable diffraction peaks in an energy-dispersive method, resulting in an increase in the accuracy of the measurements of the lattice and thermal parameters. Due to the high penetrating power of radiation, diffraction patterns can be taken in a short time from materials containing heavy elements or materials surrounded by a metal foil. Typical examples of high pressure--high temperature experiments with high energy synchrotron radiation are also described.

Kikegawa, T.; Shimomura, O.; Iwasaki, H.; Sato, S.; Mikuni, A.; Iida, A.; Kamiya, N.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Mass-Spectrometric Measurement of Lithium, Beryllium, and Boron Isotopes Produced in O16 by High-Energy Protons, and Some Astrophysical Implications  

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A special mass-spectrometric method has been developed to determine the isotopic ratios and isotopic absolute cross sections of Li, Be, and B, formed by spallation of oxygen irradiated by protons of energy 135, 550, and 19 GeV. A brief description is given of the ion source of the mass spectrometer—of an ion sputtering type—which permits a very efficient ionization of beryllium and boron. The performances are given; they allow the analysis of 10-12 to 10-13 g of these elements. The oxygen target is made of very high purity water, and special handling techniques have been worked out to reduce contamination to an acceptable level. The determination of each of the isotopic ratios Li7/Li6, Be9/Be7, Be10/Be9, and B11/B10 requires a specific method, which is described. Isotope dilution techniques are used to obtain the absolute cross sections; values in millibarns for 135-MeV protons are as follows: Li6:10±2, Li7:8.0±2.5, Be9:1.7±0.5, Be10:0.35±0.20, B10:11±3, and B11:25±8. There are no significant changes at the higher energies. The above cross sections give support to conclusions based previously on calculated values concerning the spallation origin of Li, Be, and B in the solar system, in stars, and in the cosmic radiation.

F. Yiou; M. Baril; J. Dufaure de Citres; P. Fontes; E. Gradsztajn; R. Bernas

1968-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

443

High Temperature Corrosion Test Facilities and High Pressure Test  

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High Temperature High Temperature Corrosion Test Facilities and High Pressure Test Facilities for Metal Dusting Test Facilities for Metal Dusting Overview Other Facilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr High Temperature Corrosion Test Facilities and High Pressure Test Facilities for Metal Dusting Six corrosion test facilities and two thermogravimetric systems for conducting corrosion tests in complex mixed gas environments, in steam and in the presence of deposits, and five facilities for metal dusting degradation Bookmark and Share The High Temperature Corrosion Test Facilities and High Pressure Test Facilities for Metal Dusting include: High Pressure Test Facility for Metal Dusting Resistance:

444

High Energy Density Science with High Peak Power Light Sources  

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High energy density (HED) science is a growing sub-field of plasma and condensed matter physics. I will examine how recent technological developments in high peak power, petawatt-class...

Ditmire, Todd

445

Microsoft Word - QGESS_CO2Purity_Rev2 1_30_2012.docx  

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January January 2012 Q Q U U A A L L I I T T Y Y G G U U I I D D E E L L I I N N E E S S F F O O R R E E N N E E R R G G Y Y S S Y Y S S T T E E M M S S T T U U D D I I E E S S C C O O 2 2 I I m m p p u u r r i i t t y y D D e e s s i i g g n n P P a a r r a a m m e e t t e e r r s s DOE/NETL-2010/???? DOE/NETL-341/011212 National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Program Planning and Analysis 2 January 2012 CO 2 Impurity Design Parameters Quality Guidelines for Energy Systems Studies Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

446

DOE Hydrogen Codes and Standards Coordinating Committee Fuel Purity Specifications Workshop  

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to update 14687. To date, Type l, Grade D, has been added for fuel cell vehicles (distinct from grade A for fuel cell vehicles. JARI evaluated existing standards, namely JIS K0512 and ISO 14687, as well for the guidelines and standards e. rough budget for R&D and guideline/standard development. f. cost of analysis

447

Ergodicity of the ?3 statistic and purity of neutron resonance data  

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The ?3(L) statistic characterizes the fluctuations of the number of levels as a function of the length of the spectral interval. It is studied as a possible tool to indicate the regular or chaotic nature of the underlying dynamics and to detect missing levels and the mixing of sequences of levels of different symmetry, particularly in neutron resonance data. The relation between the ensemble average and the average over different fragments of a given realization of spectra is considered. A useful expression for the variance of ?3(L) that accounts for finite sample size is discussed. An analysis of neutron resonance data presents the results consistent with a maximum likelihood method applied to the level spacing distribution.

Declan Mulhall, Zachary Huard, and Vladimir Zelevinsky

2007-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

448

Xenon purity analysis for EXO-200 via mass spectrometry , C. Hall a,n  

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at the WIPP facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico [2]. EXO-200 is sensitive to a neutrinoless double beta decay collaboration is constructing and operating a series of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136 Xe [1]. The first such experiment, known as EXO-200, is currently collecting data

Gratta, Giorgio

449

Apparatus and process for the refrigeration, liquefaction and separation of gases with varying levels of purity  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for the separation and liquefaction of component gasses from a pressurized mix gas stream is disclosed. The process involves cooling the pressurized mixed gas stream in a heat exchanger so as to condensing one or more of the gas components having the highest condensation point; separating the condensed components from the remaining mixed gas stream in a gas-liquid separator; cooling the separated condensed component stream by passing it through an expander; and passing the cooled component stream back through the heat exchanger such that the cooled component stream functions as the refrigerant for the heat exchanger. The cycle is then repeated for the remaining mixed gas stream so as to draw off the next component gas and further cool the remaining mixed gas stream. The process continues until all of the component gases are separated from the desired gas stream. The final gas stream is then passed through a final heat exchanger and expander. The expander decreases the pressure on the gas stream, thereby cooling the stream and causing a portion of the gas stream to liquify within a tank. The portion of the gas which is hot liquefied is passed back through each of the heat exchanges where it functions as a refrigerant.

Bingham, Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilding, Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID); McKellar, Michael G. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

High power connection system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high power connection system adapted for automotive environments which provides environmental and EMI shielding includes a female connector, a male connector, and a panel mount. The female connector includes a female connector base and a snap fitted female connector cover. The male connector includes a male connector base and a snap fitted male connector cover. The female connector base has at least one female power terminal cavity for seatably receiving a respective female power terminal. The male connector base has at least one male power terminal cavity for seatably receiving a respective male power terminal. The female connector is covered by a cover seal and a conductive shroud. A pair of lock arms protrude outward from the front end of the male connector base, pass through the panel mount and interface with a lever of a lever rotatably connected to the shroud to thereby mechanically assist mating of the male and female connectors. Safety terminals in the male and female connectors provide a last-to-connect-first-to-break connection with an HVIL circuit.

Schaefer, Christopher E. (Warren, OH); Beer, Robert C. (Noblesville, IN); McCall, Mark D. (Youngstown, OH)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

UESC and High Tech Facilities  

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Federal Energy Management Program UESC and High Tech Facilities Charles Williams, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 2 | FUPWG April 2012 High Tech Building UESC Partnership Leveraging Technical Potential, Market Opportunity, Program Resources * Energy-intensive facilities with high savings potential * PG&E service territory - high concentration of high-technology buildings * PG&E UESC program, new and growing * DOE FEMP programs for UESC and High-Tech Buildings * LBNL expertise in labs, data centers, clean rooms * LBNL support for UESC program * UESC potential for innovation * Presidential "We Can't Wait $2 Billion challenge to Federal agencies 3 | FUPWG April 2012 UESC project support at LBNLL Training /Education

452

POLICY PERSPECTIVE High Conservation Value or high confusion value? Sustainable  

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and biodiversity conservation in the tropics David P. Edwards1 , Brendan Fisher1 , & David S. Wilcove2 1 WoodrowPOLICY PERSPECTIVE High Conservation Value or high confusion value? Sustainable agriculture certifies timber that is harvested to manage and maintain forests defined as having High Conservation Value

Vermont, University of

453

1International High Speed Rail Conference 19642064 High Speed Rail  

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1International High Speed Rail Conference 1964­2064 High Speed Rail: Celebrating Ambition 2014 by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education Conference programme 8 ­10 December 2014 Kindly supported by: #12;2 International High Speed Rail Conference Monday 8 December 12:00 ­ 12:50 Registration

Birmingham, University of

454

High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems  

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High density Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits for High Speed Photonic Microsystems K. Minoglou.minoglou@imel.demorkitos.gr Abstract. The study of high density integrated optoelectronic circuits involves the development of hybrid integration technologies and the generation of models for the optoelectronic devices. To meet these goals

Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

455

High Average Power, High Energy Short Pulse Fiber Laser System  

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Recently continuous wave fiber laser systems with output powers in excess of 500W with good beam quality have been demonstrated [1]. High energy, ultrafast, chirped pulsed fiber laser systems have achieved record output energies of 1mJ [2]. However, these high-energy systems have not been scaled beyond a few watts of average output power. Fiber laser systems are attractive for many applications because they offer the promise of high efficiency, compact, robust systems that are turn key. Applications such as cutting, drilling and materials processing, front end systems for high energy pulsed lasers (such as petawatts) and laser based sources of high spatial coherence, high flux x-rays all require high energy short pulses and two of the three of these applications also require high average power. The challenge in creating a high energy chirped pulse fiber laser system is to find a way to scale the output energy while avoiding nonlinear effects and maintaining good beam quality in the amplifier fiber. To this end, our 3-year LDRD program sought to demonstrate a high energy, high average power fiber laser system. This work included exploring designs of large mode area optical fiber amplifiers for high energy systems as well as understanding the issues associated chirped pulse amplification in optical fiber amplifier systems.

Messerly, M J

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

456

Ultra high vacuum broad band high power microwave window  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved high vacuum microwave window has been developed that utilizes high density polyethylene coated on two sides with SiOx, SiNx, or a combination of the two. The resultant low dielectric and low loss tangent window creates a low outgassing, low permeation seal through which broad band, high power microwave energy may be passed. No matching device is necessary and the sealing technique is simple. The features of the window are broad band transmission, ultra-high vacuum compatibility with a simple sealing technique, low voltage standing wave ratio, high power transmission and low cost.

Nguyen-Tuong, Viet (Seaford, VA); Dylla, III, Henry Frederick (Yorktown, VA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Ultra high vacuum broad band high power microwave window  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved high vacuum microwave window has been developed that utilizes high density polyethylene coated on two sides with SiOx, SiNx, or a combination of the two. The resultant low dielectric and low loss tangent window creates a low outgassing, low permeation seal through which broad band, high power microwave energy may be passed. No matching device is necessary and the sealing technique is simple. The features of the window are broad band transmission, ultra-high vacuum compatibility with a simple sealing technique, low voltage standing wave ratio, high power transmission and low cost. 5 figs.

Nguyen-Tuong, V.; Dylla, H.F. III

1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

458

High repetition rate fiber lasers  

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This thesis reports work in high repetition rate femtosecond fiber lasers. Driven by the applications including optical arbitrary waveform generation, high speed optical sampling, frequency metrology, and timing and frequency ...

Chen, Jian, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

High intensity femtosecond enhancement cavities  

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To produce extreme ultraviolet radiation via high harmonic generation (HHG) in rare gases, light intensities in excess of 1014 W/cm 2 are required. Usually such high intensity are obtained by parametric amplification of ...

Abram, Gilberto

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks  

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Presentation on High-Pressure Hydrogen Tanks for the DOE Hydrogen Delivery High-Pressure Tanks and Analysis Project Review Meeting held February 8-9, 2005 at Argonne National Laboratory

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461

High flux compact neutron generators  

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High Flux Compact Neutron Generators ‡ J. Reijonen §,1 , T-Compact high flux neutron generators are developed at thevoltage feed through of the generator is shown in Fig. 4.

Reijonen, J.; Lou, T.-P.; Tolmachoff, B.; Leung, K.-N.; Verbeke, J.; Vujic, J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Highly linear low noise amplifier  

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, the Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) is expected to provide high linearity, thus preventing the intermodulation tones created by the interference signal from corrupting the carrier signal. The research focuses on designing a novel LNA which achieves high...

Ganesan, Sivakumar

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

463

High-Temperature Water Splitting  

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High-temperature water splitting (a "thermochemical" process) is a long-term technology in the early stages of development.

464

High Performance Computing contributions to  

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High Performance Computing contributions to DoD Mission Success 2002 #12;Approved for public/C nanotube in a field emitter configuration #12;HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING contributions tocontributions ­ SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Introduction 3 Overview of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program 3

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High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Guidance More Documents &...

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High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting Jump to: navigation, search Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026

467

High Temperature, High Pressure Devices for Zonal Isolation in...  

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remotely and autonomous deployable structures for space and our high temperature composite technology developed for downhole applications. These devices offer several...

468

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: DC Field Facility: High...  

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phase transitions High-resolution electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy of transition metal ions (which is of great importance in chemistry, biochemistry and structural...

469

High Pressure Research Questionnaire National High Magnetic Field...  

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Pressure Research Questionnaire National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Operated by Florida State University, University of Florida, Los Alamos National Laboratory Florida State...

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High-temperature Pump Monitoring - High-temperature ESP Monitoring...  

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Report Detecting Fractures Using Technology at High Temperatures and Depths - Geothermal Ultrasonic Fracture Imager (GUFI); 2010 Geothermal Technology Program Peer Review Report...

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High-Temperature-High-Volume Lifting for Enhanced Geothermal...  

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Norman Turnquist GE Global Research High Temperature Tools and Sensors, Down-hole Pumps and Drilling May 19, 2010 This presentation does not contain any proprietary...

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29Si Chemical Shift Anisotropies in Calcium Silicates from High-Field 29Si MAS NMR Spectroscopy  

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29Si chemical shift anisotropy (CSA) data have been determined from 29Si MAS NMR spectra recorded at 14.1 T for a number of synthetic calcium silicates and calcium silicate hydrates. ... Synthesis. ... In all syntheses, reagents of analytical purity grade were obtained from commercial sources and used without further purification. ...

Michael Ryan Hansen; Hans J. Jakobsen; Jørgen Skibsted

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